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Yordan Alvarez hits memorable impact to lift Astros

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Yordan Alvarez on big Game 2

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go-ahead home run by Alvarez, another victory for the Astros, this one 4-2 over the Seattle Mariners to give Houston a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five ALDS. 

By now, Alvarez's  bona fides need no burnishing: At 25 years old, he is one of the finest 

In Game 1, Alvarez hit a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning to bring the Astros back from behind 

And in Game 2, they were trailing again, down 2-1,  before Alvarez drove Castillo's sinker onto Minute Maid Park's short porch in ....

left field sent the crowd of 41,774 into a tizzy, leading to a win that leaves them just one victory away from their sixth straight AL Championship Series. 

Never had a player hit more than one go-ahead homer in the sixth inning or later of a postseason game while trailing. Alvarez did it twice in two games.  

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