Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is a former American League MVP, a three-time batting champion and a six-time All-Star — but what he did Friday night seemed to mean just as much as any of those accomplishments.
The 5-foot-6 star from Venezuela crushed his 30th home run of the season in the first inning of a 6-4 win over the Angels, marking a new milestone.
“It’s like a dream come true,” Altuve told reporters . “A lot of people thought I couldn’t play in the big leagues, and they keep telling me, ‘No, no,’ and then all of a sudden I hit 30 homers. It’s pretty cool.”