American League Division Series Game 1 between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox, the storyline was.... all about the battle of the aces. While Justin Verlander did enough to pick up the win, it was the Astros MVP candidate Jose Altuve that stole the show..When Houston Astros hit back-to-back homers. You may have thought you saw the highlight of the game yesterday as the Astros rolled to an 8-2 victory.
But you were only half right.
Because the highlight wasn’t the consecutive home runs by Alex Bregman and Jose Altuve as much as it was the first of three home runs hit by Altuve yesterday.
Yup, Altuve became the first player in Astro’s history to hit three post season home runs with the first two blasts came off Chris Sale—who gave up seven runs in his first ever postseason start—a loss.Oh, and Altuve is only the eleventh in the history of the game to accomplish the feat—the last being Pablo Sandoval who did it in Game one of the 2012 World Series.Of course, in Altuve’s defense, he hasn’t played in the World Series—yet.
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