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Old 09-02-2016, 03:10 PM   #1
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Cancer-stricken Astros fan who inspired Altuve home run dies

The Houston Astros shared a sad update about a young fan who inspired second baseman Jose Altuve to hit a home run during a game against the Seattle Mariners.

Dylan Tindall-Heathcock, 10, died after he had been undergoing cancer treatment. The Astros posted the news on their Twitter account:

"We're heartbroken to learn of Dylan Tindall-Heathcock's passing. We send our sincerest condolences to his family."

We're heartbroken to learn of Dylan Tindall-Heathcock's passing. We send our sincerest condolences to his family.</p>-- Houston Astros (@astros) September 2, 2016 Altuve hit a home run during the May 6 game against the Mariners. Before the game, Altuve gave Dylan an autographed baseball bat, but Dylan had a request for Altuve - hit a home run.

In the bottom of the first inning, Altuve delivered. Watch it here.

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Before the game, Dillon asked @JoseAltuve27 to hit a home run for him. Altuve delivered.</p>-- Houston Astros (@astros) May 6, 2016 "I really like the kid. He was really happy to be here," Altuve said.

Jose Altuve | PointAfter Jose Altuve Career Batting Triple Slash | PointAfter Dylan Tindall predicts Altuve will hit another homer for him tonight! ???? @KPRC2 @astros</p>-- Lainie Fritz (@KPRC2Lainie) May 6, 2016 Jose Altuve explains how special it was to hit the home run for Dylan. @KPRC2 #Astros</p>-- Lainie Fritz (@KPRC2Lainie) May 6, 2016

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