Yordan Álvarez reaches 500 hits in MLB.

With his seventh inning double Yordan Álvarez reached 500 hits the fastest of any Cuban to ever play in MLB, the slugger from Las Tunas, Cuba reached the feat in 468 gsmes beating out Yunel Escobar who got there in 501 contests. In his career the Cuban has swatted 125 homeruns, 110 doubles and four triples, giving him a whopping 48% of his hits going for extra bases.

After recovering from the injury that kept him off the field, Yordan Álvarez has found his best form at the most important time of the year for the Houston Astros. Well, they are fighting for first place in the American League West division, a pennant they have won in the last two years.

Álvarez, who has 27 home runs, 89 RBIs, a .298 average and an on-base percentage of .411 this season, has become a terror for any MLB pitcher. On this and other topics, the native of Cuba offered us some statements about his current situation.

“The team has been battling all year and that is no secret to anyone, but this final month we are all in optimal shape and focused on winning our third division title in a row. Our objective is to take it a game at a time and fight again to reach the World Series,” concluded Álvarez about the ultimate goal for the season.

Games needed to reached 500 hits:

Yordan Álvarez 468

Yunel Escobar 501

Minnie Miñoso 526

Yuli Gurriel 528

José Abreu 545

Tony Oliva 585

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