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Astros' Jose Altuve hits home run on first pitch of the game

It only took one pitch for the Astros to get on the board on Sunday.

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros' second baseman Jose Altuve is small in stature but his swing is big and violent. Most of the time, his swing results in sharp singles and doubles in the gap. When he squares up the ball, it results in  rocket home runs.

Altuve didn't wait long to put the Astros on the board with a home run on Sunday at Miller Park. Altuve jumped all over the first pitch he saw from MIlwaukee Brewers' starter Jimmy Nelson for a home run:

StatCast notes that the home run had an exit velocity of 109 MPH, launch angle of 27 degrees, and projected distance of 448 feet.

One sidenote to take in to account, Altuve faced Nelson 10 earlier in Houston in an exhibiion game. Altuve didn't get a hit against Nelson in the game. But my guess is Altuve picked up something that translated to the first pitch home run on Sunday.