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Álvarez homers twice in Astros victory, improves MVP chances

Cuban outfielder Yordan Álvarez put his name back in the MVP conversation after leading the Houston Astros to a dominant 5-3 victory over the New York Mets.

The 24-year-old recorded a pair of home runs, giving him three homers in the Astros’ two-game sweep of the depleted Mets.

Álvarez will be taking his act to the Big Apple on Thursday when the Astros begin its four-game series against the New York Yankees and fellow MVP candidate Aaron Judge.

“I think whenever a player goes to New York and plays there, just really excited about the history of that team and the ballpark. We know they’re a really good team so we’re just going to go out there and compete and try to win,” Álvarez said.

In seven career regular-season games in Yankee Stadium, Álvarez has put up a slash line average of .400/.438/.933 in addition to five homers and nine RBIs.

John Carlo A. Villaruel is an international sports journalist. His work has been published in Fox, Cebu Daily News, VAVEL, and several other publications across North America, Europe, and Asia. John is a huge fan of MLB and basketball and has been writing sports content for the past five years.

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