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Houston's Carter quietly contending for HR title

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.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.336
HR: C. Carter33
RBI: C. Carter78
SB: J. Altuve49
W: D. Keuchel10
ERA: D. Keuchel3.03
Saves: C. Qualls16
K: C. McHugh132
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
LA Angels 8353.610-
Oakland 7958.5774.5
Seattle 7363.53710
Houston 5979.42825
Texas 5384.38730.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (26)
Runs: 546 (17)
Hits: 1115 (27)
Home Runs: 150 (4)
Stolen Bases: 93 (5)
OBP: .309 (23)
SLG: .386 (15)
Total Bases: 1793 (17)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.33 (26)
Runs Allowed: 640 (26)
Saves: 24 (29)
Strikeouts: 968 (27)
OpBA: .266 (27)
OBP: .330 (26)
SLG: .406 (24)
Run Support: 4.01 (18)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
9/2 P. Clemens Designated for Assignment
9/2 J. De Leon Purchased From Minors
9/2 D. Downs Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
9/2 D. Downs Removed From 15-Day DL (Right oblique strain)
9/2 L. Hoes Called Up from Minors
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/15 D. Downs off 15-day DL
8/9 J. Altuve Left game - neck discomfort (day-to-day)
8/2 J. Guzman off 15-day DL
7/25 J. Zeid Bilateral sesamoiditis, left foot (on 60-day DL)
7/20 G. Springer Strained right quad (on 15-day DL)
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