HOUSTON – Astros star slugger Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer to cap a startling six-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, getting his shirt yanked off in a frenzied celebration and lifting the Astros over the New York Yankees 8-7.
The Astros had been shut out by the Yankees the previous two games, highlighted by ace Gerrit Cole’s three-hitter in a 4-0 win on Saturday night.
Social media lit up as the team celebrated the player. Here are some of the posts that caught our attention.
Houston Astros' Jose Altuve watches his game-winning three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, July 11, 2021, in Houston#GoStros #AstrosWin❤️🔥#Altuve❤️🔥 pic.twitter.com/Fgj60rG8zu— 🤠Texan_Dyla🖤💙I M24🖤💙 (@LaLauraTxGirl) July 12, 2021
Jose Altuve’s teammates ripping his shirt off revealing no buzzer after a walkoff against the Yankees is as poetic as baseball revenge gets. https://t.co/VPdQismm7v— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) July 12, 2021
It’s not that cold a #MinuteMaidPark… Check out #Altuve … He’s having fun this Summer, Shirt-less and all…#DejaVu @astros beat @Yankees 7-8 … Now, that was fun! @MLB #Altuve Homers vs #Yankees AgAiN..! https://t.co/oRq8QR22RX— Francisco Romero (@FRomeroAstros) July 11, 2021
NO WAY!— Ari Alexander (@KPRC2Ari) July 11, 2021
Altuve walks off the Yankees AGAIN.
6-run comeback in the 9th.
Astros win! pic.twitter.com/UeboX6MlgF
wow! what a finish! #Astros 6 run 9th , win on a 3 run walk off homer from Jose Altuve.. 8-7 final— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) July 11, 2021
In your face, Yankees. 🤣🤣— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) July 12, 2021
Jose Altuve hits the walk-off homer, gets his jersey ripped off, and guess what?! NO BUZZER NEEDED, Y'ALL.
The glorious details: https://t.co/5Y9hGcT6lQ#wetrollin #Altuvewalkoff #Astros #Astroswin #KPRC2 pic.twitter.com/FXWlqminrr