HOUSTON -- Wherever Jose Altuve goes, the hits follow.
Following a road trip in which Altuve went 13-for-24 (.542), he started a nine-game homestand going 2-for-5 against the Braves. It was his fifth multi-hit game in his last seven games.
Houston manager Bo Porter had come out recently in his support for Altuve being an All-Star, as the Astros second basemen is currently fourth in the voting.
"I can appreciate all the support of all staff and the guys," Altuve said. "The only thing I think right now is about winning the games we have before the break."
Fans can cast their votes for starters at MLB.com -- online or on a mobile device -- using the 2014 All-Star Game MLB.com Ballot Sponsored by Experian until Thursday, July 3, at 11:59 p.m. ET. The 2014 All-Star Game will be played at Target Field on Tuesday, July 15 on FOX.
Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. Mike Vernon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.