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#pounditMonday, July 15, 2024

Jose Altuve crushes three home runs in ALDS Game 1

Jose Altuve

Babe Ruth. Reggie Jackson. George Brett. Albert Pujols. Adrian Beltre. Pablo Sandoval. Adam Kennedy. Bob Robertson. Jose Altuve.

Those are all the players who will forever live in lore amongst their fan base for putting together incredibly memorable performances in the postseason by clubbing three home runs in the same game.

The tiny Houston Astros second baseman joined elite company by blasting three out of the park in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday against the Boston Red Sox. All three of his bombs were of the solo variety and went to left or left center.

The first two blasts came off Chris Sale, and the third was hit off Austin Maddox, which led to a curtain call. His first homer was part of a back-to-back with No. 2 hitter Alex Bregman.

The homer barrage in Game 1 should quell doubters who don’t think he deserves AL MVP.


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