Astros’ Jose Altuve Hits Walk-Off HR To Sweep BoSox (VIDEO)
Somehow the Houston Astros are getting it done right now. They are twelfth in batting average in the AL, but in second place in the AL West.
Thursday night, they had a chance to sweep the woeful Red Sox, but after taking a 4-2 lead in the seventh, they gave it up in the eighth, allowing the Sox to tie things up at 4 (including a Big Papi HR). So in the bottom of the ninth, with one out, came the littlest Astro, Jose Altuve, and all he did was hit the team's first walk-off HR of the season:
Sure they're in second place right now and I've doubted them all season long, but there's always that one team each year that wins the games it shouldn't, with that one player that carries the team but shouldn't. And if the Cubs can look like contenders in the NL, then the Astros can do it in the AL.
— Houston Astros (@astros) July 24, 2015
And apparently, they don't need a Big Papi to get it done.
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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