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    Houston’s Altuve and Miami’s Stanton Named MVPs

    They’re the top. The World Series champs can add another accolade to their stellar year: Second baseman Jose Altuve, in his fourth consecutive All-Star season, led the majors with a .346 average and 204 hits. Only the second MVP in Astros history, he easily beat out Yankees Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge. In the NL, the Marlins’ powerful slugger Giancarlo Stanton and his MLB-leading 59 home runs — the most since record-smashing 2001 — edged out Cincinnati’s Joey Votto in the closest MVP vote since 1979.

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