HOUSTON (AP) When strangers approach Chris Carter, he's ready for the question. His reply is usually something like: "No, I don't play for the Houston Texans."
Carter is a 6-foot-4, 250-pound designated hitter for the Astros. He is tied for third in the majors with 33 homers, moving past his early season struggles to become a prime candidate for one of the most anonymous home run titles in years.
Aside from Jose Altuve, who leads the majors with 189 hits, Carter has put together the best season of any Astro. Most of the team toils in relative obscurity after years of losing, but Carter is little known even by Houston standards.