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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve made some history with his game-tying solo home run on Tuesday night.
The Houston Astros looked to be in bad shape in the ALCS after they were outhit by the Boston Red Sox in Games 2 and 3. On Tuesday night, it appeared the Astros were in trouble, as they trailed 2-1 since the bottom of the first inning.
Houston’s luck changed in the bottom of the eighth inning, as second baseman Jose Altuve mashed a solo home run off Boston reliever Garrett Whitlock and over the Green Monster to tie things up two runs apiece.
Jose Altuve makes history with Game 4 home run
Not only did this help get the Astros out of their hole on Tuesday night, but it also enters the history books. This was Altuve’s 21st postseason home run, which Baseball Reference says is the most ever hit by an infielder in MLB history. New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter previously held that record with 20 home runs.
When it comes to all-time postseason home runs, Altuve currently ranks third. Former Yankees outfielder is in second with 22, while former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez sits in first with 29.
Altuve had been in a slump since his Game 1-tying homer against the Red Sox this past Friday. In the next two games, Altuve went 0-for-9 at the plate, but did not strikeout. Then on Tuesday night, he hit his solo home run after going 0-for-3 earlier in the contest.
Altuve made history, and he helped Houston get back into Game 4.