A HOUSTON ASTROS fan was assaulted by six security guards after storming the field during an MLB playoff game with the NY Yankees.
The fan — later identified by police as Jose Alvarado — stormed onto the Minute Maid Park turf as the ninth inning was about to begin.
He made a beeline behind second baseman Jose Altuve and avoided the security long enough to chat with his idol.
The pair exchanged a brief hug before the attacker tried to pull out his phone and take a selfie.
That’s when MLB safety — and reality — caught up with him.
Six guards tackled Alvarado to the ground before taking him away in handcuffs.
According to TMZ, the fan was arrested after being escorted off the field.
They report that Houston police have charged Alvarado with a misdemeanor.
But Altuve didn’t seem fazed at all by the enthusiastic fan input.
And he revealed what the intruder told him during their exchange on Thursday night.
Altuve said: “He just said, ‘We’ve got to win — I spent all my money on a ticket.
“And I tried to tell him, yes, we’re trying to win.
“We wanted to take a selfie, but then the security guys got in there and did their job.
While Astros manager Dusty Baker revealed he didn’t see a fan on the field until the crowd started “going crazy.”
He said: “I mean, what he did was wrong, but he looked harmless. It looked like he was doing it out of love and respect for Altuve.”
“And I think Altuve handled it very well.
The Astros won Game 2 of the series 3-2, leaving the Yankees catching up before Game 3 in the Bronx on Saturday.
Altuve took the hitless win and will hope to find his form at the plate at Yankee Stadium.