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Jose Altuve becomes the fastest player in Astros franchise history to reach 800 career hits

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The hit machine keeps on turning.

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Jose Altuve can do all things, Astros fans are fully aware of this fact since he broke in the majors in 2012. Altuve continues his assault on the Astros record books last night, collecting his 800 hit -- the quickest to do so in Astros franchise history.

Jose Altuve hammered a double off Jered Weaver in the first inning on Friday night. He reached the mark in 647 games, passing Cesar Cedeno who need 707 games, and Jeff Bagwell who needed 708 games.

Altuve, 25, set the team record in hits with 225, leading the major and collecting the Astros first batting title in team history.

The Astros second baseman is currently batting .310 with 170 hits, 11 home runs, 57 RBIs, 68 runs scored, and 37 stolen bases.

Just to put into perspective, in order to reach 3,000 hits Altuve would need to average 146.67 hits per season for the next 15 years.