Astros' Jose Altuve comes up big in 's performance of the week

When he first arrived in Houston, most outside of the organization knew Astros second baseman Jose A

ltuve as the little guy — he’s listed at 5-6 — who sprayed line drives all over the place in the minors. Now? He’s standing tall as the perennial All-Star who can beat you in so many ways. His performance last week was yet another example. Hankook  Performance of the Week: Jose AltuveFrom April 10-17, Houston’s second baseman batted .400 with four home runs, three stolen bases and eight RBIs. Altuve had a pair of three-hit games (both against the reigning World Series champion Royals) and a pair of two-hit games (one against K.C. and the other against Detroit). In the first three-hit game last week, Altuve led off the bottom of the first with a line-drive single, then stole second and scored on a double by Carlos Correa. In the fourth, he singled home Jason Castro and then stole second, but was stranded there. In the sixth, he singled with one out and eventually scored on another base hit by Correa.  In that game against the Tigers, Altuve led off the bottom of the first with a home run off Anibal Sanchez. In the bottom of the fourth, Altuve’s single drove home two Astros to give Houston a 5-0 lead, and they eventually won, 5-4.Altuve doesn’t turn 26 until early May, but he’s already carved an impressive career with the Astros — he’s led the AL in hits twice, in stolen bases twice, in batting average once and he’s been named to the AL All-Star team in three of his first four seasons in the bigs.  And as he showed last week, he’s just getting warmed up.