Houston (USA), – Just one day after hitting his 100th homerun, Venezuelan second baseman Jose Altuve blew twice twice in the sixth straight win by the Houston Astros 8-6 over the Yankees from New York.
The Astros hit six straight and are on the hunt for the lead of the AL West, and are 3.5 games behind the Seattle Mariners.
The victory allows the Astros to get their first “sweep” over the Yankees.
It’s the first time since 2004 that the Astros “sweep” in their field in at least two series, after beating the Oakland Athletics and the Yankees.
If before the game Altuve was in the 883 place in the history of the Major Leagues in the section of home runs, at the end of the day he ascended to 864 when he added 102 homers for life.
Altuve, 28 years old and eight years of Major League experience, is tied with eight players with the same home record, but only one of them is active, David Freese of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Altuve (5) hit his first full-back drive in the first inning, with no runners ahead, overcoming the shots of starting pitcher James Paxton.
The Venezuelan has hit four corners in three consecutive games.
The Venezuelan intermediary returned to face Paxton in the fifth episode, and again showed quality “swing” to disappear the ball from the field for the second time, alone.
Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa (2) also blew the whistle in the fifth episode against relay serpent Tommy Kahnle, with a man in circulation.
On the mound the victory was scored by starter Collin McHugh (2-1) in six innings, accepting four hits, home runs and two runs.
The loss of the Yankees was carried by Paxton (1-2) in four episodes, accepting eight hits, two homers and five runs (EFE).