WATCH: Jose Altuve launches solo blast for all-time postseason HR record by a 2B

By Matt Johnson
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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has overcome his small size to achieve some incredible achievements. Now he can add a new milestone to his incredible career.

Altuve drilled a solo home run in the eighth inning of Game 5 to give Houston a 6-1 lead and ultimately clinch its trip to the ALCS. It also pushes him past Chase Utley with the most career postseason home runs by a second baseman.

Altuve has been a special player for years now and he just seems to get even better when October rolls around. While Houston’s pitching staff deserves a lot of attention, Altuve and the rest of this lineup is a big reason why this team is going to the ALCS.