On the first pitch or on a max count, whatever, opening the game with a home run is one of the things he does best Jose Altuve. The Astroboy took his 26th homer this Sunday opening games.
The new victim of the Astroboy was the starter of the Rangers, Taylor Hearn, who could not dominate him - although he took three fouls and had him in 3 and 2.
This season, the shot, which traveled 353 feet, is home run number nine for Altuve.
Additionally, the 32-year-old baseman hit a double to reach five two-corner hits in 2022.
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On this day, the native of Puerto Cabello, Carabobo state, went 4-2 and drove in his 14th career of the year.
The victory of this duel, which ended 5-2 in favor of Houston, was for the Mexican José Urquidy (4-1), the defeat for the aforementioned Hearn (2-3) and the save for Ryan Pressly (6).