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Jose Altuve wins 2014 American League batting title

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Jose Altuve's historic season culminates with franchise's first batting title

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Altuve continues to break records, team record in hits in a season, most hits for a second baseman since 1936. Now you can add 2014 American League batting champion to his resume. Altuve was originally scheduled to not start today, but was later added about an hour before the game started.

Altuve entered today's game with a .340 batting average, three points higher than Tigers' designated hitter Victor Martinez. Martinez's Tigers locked up the American League Central division, but he went 0-for-3 on the day - dropping his batting average to .335 (188-561). Altuve on the other hand was 2-for-4 with a double in the Astros final game of the season. The Astros second baseman finished with a .341 batting average (225-660). The new team record for hits in a season is 225, and finishing tied for 56th all-time in Major League Baseball history for hits in a season.

Jose Altuve is the first Astro in team history to win a batting title.