Astros' Altuve Homers in First 3 At-Bats Against Rangers, Gets 4 in a Row Overall
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Jose Altuve homered in his first three at-bats for the Houston Astros against the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night, starting with a pair off Nathan Eovaldi in the All-Star right-hander's return from the injured list.
Houston's star second baseman greeted Eovaldi with a leadoff homer, then ended his outing with a one-out homer in the second.
Altuve's third homer and 15th of the season came in the third off Dane Dunning, a starter who came out of the bullpen so the Rangers could get Eovaldi his first start since July 18. Eovaldi had been sidelined by a right forearm strain.