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Altuve is back in the leadoff spot Thursday versus the Angels.

Altuve got a breather Wednesday in the final game of the Astros' previous series versus the Twins, but he's rested and ready Thursday for the opening of a four-game set against the Halos. The star second baseman boasts a .324/.425/.588 slash line in 40 plate appearances since returning two weeks ago from March 19 surgery to repair a fracture in his right thumb.

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