WATCH: Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve Pulls Off Insane Clutch Slide Against Chicago White Sox

Published 10/08/2021, 11:59 AM EDT
Oct 7, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) scores a run past the tag of Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (24) during the third inning in game one of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports


The MLB playoff season has officially kicked off, and teams are putting their best foot forward. Notably, in the Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox Game 1, Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve showed off his incredible flexibility.

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Houston Astros had an amazing start in the division series, as they clinched the first game. Astros defeated Chicago White Sox taking the lead by 6-1.

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Jose Altuve’s epic slide into home plate

The Houston Astros competed against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of the ALDS at the Minute Maid Park. While they won the game in emphatic style, it was Jose Altuve’s incredible slide on the home plate that made front-page headlines.

Oct 7, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) scores a run past the tag of Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (24) during the third inning in game one of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Altuve took the advantage of Lance Lynn’s wild pitch, to advance to the third base. When the ball was coming straight into the hands of the catcher, Jose saved the moment by sliding his way to the plate. Notably, Jose’s astonishing save gave the Astros a 2-0 lead.

Astros’ Yordan Alvarez, who missed last year’s playoff because of injury, is making up for the lost time efficiently. In the fifth innings, Alvarez shot an incredible solo 411-foot home run straight into the bullpen. Overall, he produced a 2-for-3 performance with a walk, and an RBI double in the third innings.

With Yordan Alvarez’s home run and the team’s strong domination, the Astros eventually clinched the match. Houston Astros is one of the best playoff franchises, and they are proving it yet again.

Way forward for Houston Astros

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After clinching their Game 1 victory in the ALDS series, the Astros are very close to reaching the AL championship series. They have four games left with the Chicago White Sox in the division series. However, they just need two more wins to clinch their fifth consecutive place in the AL Championship Series.

Oct 7, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) and center fielder Jake Meyers (6) celebrate with third baseman Alex Bregman (2) after both scoring against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning in game one of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The next game between Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox is scheduled for Friday night. With Astros at the peak of their performance, do you think they will easily make their way to the AL Championship Series? Or will the White Sox make an incredible comeback?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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