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Sports Altuve named ALCS MVP after series-clinching blast

10:15  20 october  2019
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Astros thump Rays in Game 5, advance to 3rd straight ALCS

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Moments after sending the Astros to the World Series with a dramatic two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Yankees in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series at Minute Maid Park on Saturday night, José Altuve was named the winner of the ALCS Most

The MVP of the ALCS went to Jose Altuve , whose walkoff home run No doubter: Altuve wins MVP after walkoff blast . Jose Altuve 's walkoff home run sent the Houston Astros to the World Series on Saturday night and also clinched the AL Championship Series MVP for the veteran second baseman.

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Moments after crushing a walk-off homer to clinch the pennant, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was named 2019 American League Championship Series MVP.

Altuve hit .348/.444/.652 with two homers, three RBIs, and six runs scored while striking out only once in the six-game series win over the New York Yankees. He reached base safely in all six contests and had at least two hits in four of them. Only in Game 5 did he fail to record a base hit, though he was still productive with a pair of walks.

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Altuve is the second Astros player to win a league MVP award. Altuve and the Astros clinched the first World Series title in franchise history earlier this month. Last year Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was named NL MVP after winning the World Series .

The League Championship Series Most Valuable Player ( MVP ) Award is given annually to the Major League Baseball (MLB) players deemed to have the most impact on their teams' performances in

Altuve's the fourth Astros player to win the LCS MVP award, joining Mike Scott (1986, in a losing cause), Roy Oswalt (2005), and Justin Verlander (2017). He's also the sixth AL second baseman to earn the honor.

"I get asked to describe Jose Altuve all the time," manager A.J. Hinch said during the postgame celebrations, according to The Associated Press. "I think MVP is what he is."

Altuve has been a rock for the Astros throughout his career, but he's always stepped it up a notch in the playoffs. The 29-year-old came into Saturday's game sporting a lifetime .877 OPS in postseason play. During the 2019 playoffs he's hit five homers (three in the division series), and recorded five multi-hit games.

His walk-off homer was the 13th long ball of his playoff career, moving him back into a tie with teammate George Springer for the Astros' franchise record.

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Three takeaways from Astros' Game 3 World Series win over Nationals .
Houston beat Washington 4-1 on the road to get back into contention for its second championship in three seasons. The Astros were led by José Altuve, who finished 2 of 5 at the plate with two runs scored. Meanwhile, Asdrúbal Cabrera and Adam Eaton led the Nationals' losing efforts as they both finished 2 of 4 on the night.Josh James was awarded the win after 1/3 inning of work while Roberto Osuna got his second save. Aníbal Sánchez was stuck with the loss.Houston's victory broke Washington's eight-game winning streak in the postseason.

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