Altuve homers twice as Astros rout Diamondbacks 10-2

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Houston Astros' David Hensley, watches his RBI single hit to left field, scoring Jose Altuve, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit two of Houston’s five home runs to lead the Astros to a 10-2 victory over Arizona on Tuesday night in a game where Yordan Alvarez left with an ankle injury. The Astros, who have already won the American League West title, moved within one win or one loss by the New York Yankees of securing home-field advantage through the AL playoffs.

Altuve made it 5-1 with his solo home run with two outs in the sixth off Ian Kennedy.

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David Hensley hit his first major league homer with a shot later in the inning, and the Astros went back-to-back when Alex Bregman sent Kennedy’s pitch on the train tracks atop left field. Alvarez exited in the fifth inning with left ankle discomfort.