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Yordan Alvarez 4 The history of home racing for Astros



HOUSTON – He did it again.
Yordan Alvarez, rookie sensation at the Astros, has only become the fourth player in the history of the Major League with at least four homers in five career games during his first five career matches with the Blue Jays starter Clayton Richard in third round Saturday at Minute Maid

HOUSTON – He did it again.

Rookie sensation Astros Yordan Alvarez He became only the fourth player in the history of the Major League with at least four homers in his first five career games when he coached the Blue Jays starter, Clayton Richard, to the third round Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Alvarez, who debuted in the left field for the first time in his career, crashed Richard's foot about 439 feet from the top deck in the center-right field, according to Statcast. The ball left the stick at 109.6 mph. Friday, Alvarez had the three hardest hit balls of the match while he was leading 3-in-4 with a circuit.

This 21-year-old phenomenon joins Trevor Story (six in 2016), Yasiel Puig (four in 13) and Mike Jacobs (four in 2005) as the only players in the history of the MLB with at least four circuits in their first five career games.

The circuit was Alvarez's first against a left-handed Majors. Entering the game, he played a career game against a southpaw (a walk), before hitting a double game in his first game Saturday, batting. The circuit came with two outs and no runner on the base.

Alvarez averaged .343 with 23 homers and 71 RBIs in 56 games at Triple-A Round Rock this season.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.


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