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The secrets to Jose Altuve's success

Despite his small stature, Astros' second baseman is among game's best hitters

Originally Published: August 9, 2014
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Boston Red Sox third baseman Xander Bogaerts learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to intrude too closely upon Jose Altuve's personal space.

In a July 12 game against Houston, Bogaerts was playing shallow enough to guard against the bunt when Altuve scorched two doubles to left field. After the second one, Bogaerts glanced over at Houston Astros third base coach Pat Listach with a bewildered look and a hint of exasperation in his voice. Altuve has a knack for surprising corner ...

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