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Altuve fired his 13th "rocket" of the season

“Astroboy” equaled Gleyber Torres in the leadership of Venezuelan home runs in 2022

The Venezuelan José Altuve, of the Houston Astros, hit his 13th home run of the 2022 Major League Baseball (MLB) season on Tuesday night.

In the bottom of the third inning, Altuve fumbled the ball off New York Mets starter Trevor Williams to give his team the lead.

With his solo home run, "Astroboy" matched Gleyber Torres, of the New York Yankees, in the lead of Venezuelans with the most "home runs" this season in the "Big Show."

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The native of Puerto Cabello, Carabobo state, has 177 home run hits in the Majors and was 18 short of equaling Asdrubal Cabrera to sneak into the Top 10 Venezuelan home run hits.

On this day, Altuve went 4-1 and reached 24 RBIs.

Thanks to a great offensive support, the Mexican José Urquidy placed his record at 6-3, after scoring the victory after six innings of work.

Dusty Baker's troupe improved their record (42-25) and seems to have no rival to stay with the Western Division of the American League.

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