Astros second baseman Jose Altuve took home the ALCS MVP award after he hit the biggest home run of the season for his team. With Game 6 tied at 4 in the bottom of the 9th, following a D.J. LeMahieu home run to tie the game in the top of the inning, Altuve hit a hanging slider from Aroldis Chapman over the fence to send Houston back to the World Series.
Altuve knew it was gone, Chapman knew it was gone, the entire stadium knew it was gone as soon as he hit it. You can’t hang a breaking ball in that situation and you shouldn’t even be throwing it in that situation when you have a 100 mph fastball.
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