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Jose Altuve Keeps it 100, Leads ‘Stros Past Sox

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If Game One of the American League Division Series was anything to go by, Jose Altuve is feeling good this October. Good luck, opposing pitchers.

The frontrunner for the American League MVP Award turned in a performance worthy of that designation on Thursday, smacking three solo home runs en route to an 8-2 Astros victory over Boston. In so doing, he became just the ninth player in baseball history to homer three times in a postseason contest, joining names like Babe Ruth, Reggie Jackson, and George Brett.

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Astros Take Three in Boston Ahead of ALDS

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The Houston Astros wrapped up their dominant 2017 season by claiming three wins in a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park last weekend.

Their next opponent? Those same Red Sox, who travel to Houston to begin the best-of-five American League Division Series on Thursday.

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Astros in Boston For Final Tune-Up

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Fenway Park will be rocking this weekend as the Astros tangle with the Boston Red Sox in a pivotal four-game series to close out the regular season.

Adding to the intrigue is the fact that both teams are ticketed for the postseason—and may in fact face one another in the first round of the playoffs, pending Houston’s ability to pass the Cleveland Indians in the standings and take the #1 overall seed. The Astros are currently one game behind Cleveland with four left to play. Unless they close that gap over the weekend and finish with a better overall record, they’ll take the #2 seed and face the Red Sox in round one. So tonight’s game may very well be the first of nine consecutive matchups between the two powerhouse teams.

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