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23 Chris Carter 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/250 | Birthdate: 12/18/1986 | Birthplace: Redwood City, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 64/42 | Average Draft Position: 150.46
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Astros 1B Chris Carter smacks 14th home run of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter connected off Brandon Finnegan in the fifth inning for his 14th home run of the season during Monday's 6-1 win over the Royals.

The solo shot was his only hit in four at-bats during the game. He also struck out twice.

Prior to Monday's win, Carter was hitting .182 with two home runs and six RBI in his last 11 games.


Astros' Chris Carter doubles, homers in loss on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter had a big game on Saturday. Carter went 2 for 4 with a double and a solo home run, but the Astros would suffer a 9-6 loss to the Yankees.

Carter hit an RBI double in the second inning, and then added a solo shot in the fourth. The home run was his 13th of the year, 

Over his last 10 games following Saturday's performance Carter is batting a lowly .195, but has two home runs in that span.


Astros keep Chris Carter out of Thursday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter was held out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Yankees, the team announced.

Carter was replaced at first by Marwin Gonzalez, who will bat eighth. Over his last 11 games, Carter is hitting .150 with one home run and four RBI.

The Astros are favored (-160) over the Yankees on Thursday.


Astros LF Chris Carter records two RBI in win over Rockies


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Astros left fielder Chris Carter went 2 for 5 with two RBI in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Carter's bat has come alive during his last two games, going a combined 4 for 10 with two doubles and four RBI.


Astros 1B Chris Carter blasts two-run home run on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Just for good measure, Astros first baseman Chris Carter added a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give Houston their 8-4 win over the Rockies on Wednesday. Carter, who also doubled earlier in the game, slugged his 12th home run of the season on Wednesday.

Carter had been hitless in his last three games entering play on Wednesday, but broke out of the mini-slump in a big way. He has four homers in the month of June so far.


Astros shuffle lineup before facing Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Astros will put a shuffled lineup up against the Mariners on Saturday, the team announced.

Right fielder George Springer will return to the leadoff role after teammate Jose Altuve, who hit leadoff in Friday's game, hurt his hamstring. Rookie shortstop Carlos Correa will bat second, despite not hitting any higher than fifth in the lineup since being called up to the majors.

Jake Marisnik will make his first start in left field, giving Preston Tucker a day off. He will bat sixth in the lineup.

First baseman Chris Carter, who hit a home run out of the ninth spot on Friday, will bat in the cleanup spot on Saturday.

Marwin Gonzalez will fill Altuve's void at second base and bat eighth.


Astros 1B Chris Carter homers in two-hit game against Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter slammed his 11th home run of the season in a win against the Mariners on Friday.

Carter went 2 for 3 with a solo home run, an RBI, a walk and two runs scored.

Carter is hitting .444 with four hits and four runs scored in his last three games.


Chris Carter homers in Astros' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 2 for 3 and hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of Friday's win over Seattle. 

Carter hit his first home run since June 3, and his tenth of the year. He walked once and scored twice. Carter now has 31 RBI on the season. 


Astros 1B Chris Carter returns to lineup


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) After a day off Saturday, Chris Carter is back in the lineup at first base for the Astros in Sunday's series-finale against the Blue Jays. 

Carter began the year in a slump but has hit .323 over his past 10 games. For the season, he's hitting .200. 


Astros 1B Chris Carter catching a break Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) A.J. Hinch has made good on his promise to give Astros first baseman Chris Carter a rest. He is out of the lineup Saturday in Toronto.

Carter is certainly not sitting due to performance. His 0-for-3 effort Friday ended a 12-game hitting streak in which he lifted his batting average from .157 to .206.


Astros manager looking to rest George Springer, Chris Carter


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) With the Astros about to embark on a six-game road-trip that begins Friday, manager A.J. Hinch indicated that he will look to get some of his regulars a day off in the coming days.

"Giving some of our everyday players a rest here sometimes by the end of the road trip," Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle. "We have 20 games in 20 days after this off-day next Thursday. A lot of it is against our division, so I want to keep guys feeling fresh."

Hinch specifies that right fielder George Springer and first baseman Chris Carter are likely to get a rest.

"That might mean Springer or Carter, some guys that haven’t had days off. They might get a rest day here or there. We’ll see how it goes," said Hinch.

The team is in the midst of 13 straight games without an off-day. Carter hasn't had a day off since May 2, and Springer has started all 23 games since returning from a stint on the 7-day DL due to a concussion. 


Astros 1B Chris Carter extends hit streak to 12 games Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/4/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter pushed his hitting streak to 12 games with a 1-for-4 effort on Thursday. Carter's lone hit was a double in the fourth inning, but he was stranded. Carter also struck out three times int he 3-2 loss to the Orioles.

The power-hitting Carter is batting .375 (15 for 40) during his hit streak, including three home runs and three two-baggers. He's also struck out 16 times in the 12-game span. 


Astros' Chris Carter slugs two home runs in win vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 2 for 3 with a pair of solo home runs in his team's 3-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Carter put his team on the board with a second-inning home run, then retook the lead with another home run in the fifth. With the home runs, Carter has now put together an 11-game hitting streak. The big night upped his line to .205/.311/.398 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI in 176 at-bats.


Astros 1B Chris Carter connects for eighth home run of the season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 1 for 3 at the plate in Houston's 3-0 win over the White Sox on Saturday. Carter, who also drew a walk in the game, did his damage in the eighth when he blasted a solo home run off of Dan Jennings, his eighth of the season.

Carter is now hitting .188 with 27 RBI on the year.


Chris Carter drives in two runs for Astros


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter had two RBI in Friday's loss to the White Sox. 

Carter went 2 for 4, lifting his average to .185. His two runs driven in gave him 26 on the year.  


Chris Carter gets two hits in Astros' win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter had multiple hits for the first time in 23 games, dating back to April 28.

Carter went 2 for 3 with a walk and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth. He improved his average to .168.


1B Chris Carter crushed two-run homer in Astros' victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/20/2015) First baseman Chris Carter crushed a two-run homer off the stadium facade Tuesday in the Astros' win over the A's.

"To get the lead on him with [Carter's] home run was huge then keeping it on him."

Astros first baseman Chris Carter crushes sixth home run of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 1 for 4 at the plate in Houston's 6-5 win over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

Carter, who also struck out three times, ripped a three-run home run off of Jeff Francis in the sixth inning, his sixth of the season.

"We need (Carter) to be productive," manager A.J. Hinch said to the Houston Chronicle. "Unfortunately in baseball when you look at averages and you look and the season as a whole it might look ugly for him for a while.

"It's taken (Carter) a lot of at-bats to get into this range numbers wise in terms of batting average, on-base percentage, things like that. So if you can really evaluate based on quality plate appearances, you're starting to see two out of four, three out of four. We'd like to get four out of four out of him on a nightly basis rather than look at the whole season, see that his numbers are down and then come to a conclusion that way."

Carter is now hitting .158 with 16 RBI in 119 at-bats this season. He has also struck out 54 times in 35 games this season.


Astros first baseman Chris Carter cracks fifth home run of 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 1 for 4 at the plate in Houston's 6-5 win over the Angels on Saturday.

Carter did his damage in the second inning when he ripped a 1-0 pitch from Matt Shoemaker over the right field wall for a two-run shot, his fifth of the season.

Carter, who also struck out twice, is now hitting .155 with 12 RBI in 103 at-bats this season.


Astros 1B Chris Carter homers in loss to Rangers


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter recorded his fourth home run of the season in Wednesday's 11-3 loss to the Rangers. 

Carter crushed a two-run homer over the right field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning. The home run scored Luis Valbuena. Carter finished the game 1 for 3 and also drew a walk. He's now hitting .152/.257/.293 for the season. 


Astros first baseman Chris Carter goes deep in win Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter went 1 for 3 at the plate in Houston's 7-6 win over the Mariners on Sunday. 

Carter did his damage in the third when he ripped a two-run blast off of J.A. Happ over the left field wall, his third of the season. Carter boosted his average to .159 with eight RBI in 82 at-bats.


Chris Carter out of Astros' lineup Saturday, Jonathan Villar in at SS


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) First baseman Chris Carter is out of the Astros' lineup Saturday against the Mariners with Marwin González getting the start instead.

Carter has started at first base 20 of the Astros' 23 games this season.

With Jed Lowrie recently placed on the disabled list, Jonathan Villar will make his second straight start at shortstop on Saturday.

"Villar played very good shortstop (Friday)," manager A.J. Hinch said to the Houston Chronicle. "I want to keep him in the mix. I wanted Marwin to face Walker. He's had limited time against him, but he's had a little bit of success. We have to keep our guys fresh. One of the downsides of carrying 12 position players is the lack of rest you can get your guys. There's only three bench players, especially with (Evan) Gattis being the primary DH.

"So when I can get Carter off his feet for a day and it matches up well with Villar and Gonzo that’s good."


Astros' Chris Carter credits coaches full-time first baseman role


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(5/1/2015) Making the adjustment this season as the team's full-time first baseman, the Astros' Chris Carter credits first base coach Rich Dauer and bench coach Trey Hillman with assisting him in the transition, per the Houston Chronicle.

“Richie and Trey have been there helping me out since spring training putting the reps in and being at first base every day and working with me,” Carter said. “Their dedication and being out there working with me every day has helped.”

Carter has started 19 of the Astros' 23 games at first base this season while only starting 14 times at first in 2014.

Astros' Carter homers Tuesday, extends hit streak to seven games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) Astros first baseman Chris Carter hit a two-run homer off Padres pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne during a 14-3 win Tuesday. He finished 2 for 3 with one walk.

Carter has hit safely in seven straight games. He is batting .346 (9 for 26) with one double, two home runs, six RBI, five runs, five walks and seven strikeouts in that span.


Astros' Chris Carter replaces Evan Gattis at DH


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Astros DH Evan Gattis is not listed in the team's starting lineup for Saturday's game at Oakland. After 11 straight starts at DH, Gattis heads to the bench, replaced at DH by first baseman Chris Carter

Marwin Gonzalez gets his third start of the year at first base, batting eighth in the lineup. 

The Astros are +105 money line underdogs at Oakland.