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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Jose Altuve continues torrid July in Astros win over Phillies - Houston Chronicle

Jose Altuve has made a giant dent in Aaron Judge’s American League MVP candidacy, which at the end of the season’s first half looked close to a slam dunk.

With a second consecutive four-hit performance in the Astros’ 13-4 win against the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park, Altuve improved his AL-best batting average to .365. He’s batting an astounding .507 in July with six games left in the month. During a career-high 16-game hitting streak, he’s batting .528.

Altuve’s 1.005 OPS ranks second in the AL behind only the New York Yankees’ Judge (1.083), who has cooled off early in the second half. Through the Astros’ first 99 games, their star second baseman is on pace to better his production from last season, when he placed third in MVP voting behind Mike Trout and Mookie Betts.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 25, 2017 at 08:52 AM | 33 comment(s)
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