One thing Dan Otero knew for sure was that he hadn’t ever allowed a home run in a major-league game.
Now he knows a second thing for sure.
“I never should have thrown the pitch,’’ Otero said of his first throw to Jose Altuve in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 5-1 loss to the Astros.
Altuve, all 5-foot-5 of him, took a big hack and launch the ball 346 feet, about one foot farther than need to record his first home run of the season.
It ended Otero’s major-league best streak of 63.2 innings to start his career without having allowed a long ball.