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Jose Altuve dismisses MVP talk after three-homer game

Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve put his mark on the postseason with a three-homer game in Game 1 of the ALDS on Thursday. But the Houston Astros second baseman insists his big game was more about helping his team than proving he deserves to be named AL MVP.

Altuve was asked after the 8-2 win over the Red Sox whether his big game was a statement about winning AL MVP.

“I don’t know about the MVP and all the stuff,” Altuve said in response to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. “All I know right now is I want to win. It’s a little different when you hit a homer in a playoff game, and the regular season, because now you have to win — it’s a five-game series.”

The game goes down as one of the most memorable of Altuve’s career in what has been an outstanding season. The game also marked the first three-homer game in the postseason since Pablo Sandoval in 2012.

Here is video of all three.

Which was your favorite?


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