At the first pitch of this Friday's game between his Astros and the Nationals, Jose Altuve he got the ball out to rock the American capital and lead the way to a 6-1 win.
Right-hander Josiah Gray barely made it to home plate before the Astroboy pummeled him across center field for six home runs this season.
Altuve's connection billed the first of a five-run ambush, which also featured a home run by Cuban Yuli Gurriel.
In the third inning Yordan Álvarez joined the home run party and made it 6-0.
The only streak for the Nationals came in the seventh after a ground ball by Alcides Escobar.
Framber Valdez (2-2) got the win by throwing 7.2 4/3 innings of just one run and Gray (XNUMX-XNUMX) charged with the backhand.
Altuve on the hunt for Hidalgo and Mora
José Altuve has been loose to hit the last seven games and has even reconnected with his power. In that span, he has three home runs and is hitting .321.
This Friday's home run was the 170th in his career and leaves him one of the marks of his compatriots Richard Hidaldo and Melvin Mora, who occupy the 11th position in the ranking of the Venezuelans with the most home runs in MLB history.
After them, opening the Top 10, Asdrúbal Cabrera would wait for him with 195 stabs.