Astros Jose Altuve makes cancer patient’s day, hits home run

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HOUSTON – Astros baseman Jose Altuve is scoring major cool points with a young fan after making good on a special request.

Dillon Tindall, 10, is fiercely battling cancer.  He met his favorite player, Altuve at last night’s home game against the Seattle Mariners.

“Yesterday was awesome!  I told Jose he would hit a home run and he did.  I think he did it for me because he looked straight up at me before he went up to bat,” said Dillon.

Lumber up!  Altuve gave Dillon a bat to take home.

“He’s got a heart.  He’s got a true heart for these kids, not only for the game that he obviously loves, but for those fans,” said Dillon’s mother, Selma Heathcock.

Altuve said, “More than the home run, what made my day was seeing the kid happy.  Sometimes you go out there and you’re not having a good game, but you remember that kind of stuff, it makes kids happy.”

Even though the Astros lost the game, 6-3, in Dillon’s playbook, Altuve will always be a winner, and in our book, Dillon is too.