For a brief, tantalizing moment late in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, it looked like the New York Yankees would save their season by snatching victory from the proverbial jaws of defeat.
Then Jose Altuve happened.
The score was knotted at 4-4 when the Houston Astros' star second baseman strode to the plate at Minute Maid Park with two outs and a runner on first in the bottom of the ninth inning. With Aroldis Chapman on the mound, Altuve had every reason to sit dead-red on triple-digit heat.
The fireballing closer fell behind in the count 2-0 before throwing two consecutive sliders. The second was a hanger that the 2017 AL MVP didn't miss: