Watch: Jose Altuve trips going for triple, falls short of cycle
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve probably would have hit for the cycle on Saturday if he didn’t trip and fall rounding second base in the sixth inning.
With a single, double and home run on the evening, Altuve ripped an 0–2 offering from Royals reliever Chien-Ming Wang into the left-centerfield gap and looked destined for three bases. As he went for third, he fell straight on his face, and crawled back to the base, smiling.
He received a pat on the back from Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer, and was laughed at by his teammates.
Altuve was pinch-hit for in the ninth, and finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs and three runs scored. He did not complete the cycle.
– Kenny Ducey