The Venezuelan of the Houston Astros Jose Altuve equals the powerful record of the legendary Albert Pujols of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the MLB playoffs.
On Tuesday’s day, the Houston Astros and the Chicago White Sox were measured at the home of the White Legs in what was the fourth game of the Divisional Series, where the Sidereals came up 2-1.
It was a very special day for the Astros team and in the end for the Venezuelan, because the siderales started losing 1-0 and precisely a pitch for Astroboy ignited the spark of the Texans to start the racing movement that allowed them to take the lead never to lose it.
In the top of the eighth inning the Astros were up 7-1 on the scoreboard and there were two runners on base, where it was José Altuve’s turn at bat.
The Venezuelan connected the ball taking it through left field to place the actions with a score of 10-1.
In this way, the historic second baseman for the siderales reached 19 career home runs in the Major League Baseball playoffs, equaling the powerful Dominican slugger Albert Pujols for fourth place of all time.
José Altuve disappeared her into the stands!
Home run number 19 in the postseason, breaks the tie with Reggie Jackson and Mickey Mantle and equals George Springer and Albert Pujols for fourth all-time.#Postseason #FortheH pic.twitter.com/IQ7sS9IISw
— Roberth Pérez (@RoberthEperez17) October 12, 2021
Also with those 19 homers is Toronto Blue Jays center fielder George Springer, who until the 2020 season shone in the MLB with the Houston Astros.
Altuve definitely has all the way to continue making postseason history and now with his Astros the little giant will face the pitching of the Boston Red Sox in the American League Championship Series.
If the Astros keep their consistency they have the weapons to beat the red-legged and enter another World Series, but the fight is fighting and with the inspiration that the Red Sox bring, it will not be an easy fight.
Author: Carlos Quijada
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