Astros fan charged with criminal trespassing after rushing onto field

A fan rushed onto the field Thursday in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.

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Houston resident Jose Alvarado, 27, is charged with unlawful entry into Roy Pippen’s property. Pippen is the stadium operations security manager.

Bail was set at $100.

A selfie with Jose Altuve was the prize sought at the end of Alarado’s sprint down the field. Unfortunately for him, the selfie never materialized as Minute Maid Park security knocked Alvarado to the ground.

Six security guards and police pulled Alvarado away and handcuffed him.

Alvarado’s defense attorney declined to comment before the court date set for Friday. She added that Alvarado had also been advised not to speak publicly about the incident yet.

Altuve wasn’t too concerned about the interruption.

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“I saw someone running and I said, ‘Astros jersey; I’m fine,” Altuve said of the man’s white Craig Biggio shirt.

“He kind of hugged me and said something like, ‘OK, we better win today, because I spent all my money on the ticket,'” Altuve said. “He took his phone out of his pocket and tried to take a selfie, and I was ready to take it, but the security guys showed up and did their thing.”

Denise W. Whigham