Jose Altuve has advanced to the second round in Major League Baseball's Face of MLB contest.
The Astros second baseman won the fan vote 55% to 45% over Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina in a 23-hour voting session taken entirely to Twitter. Fans needed to hashtag both #JoseAltuve and #FaceofMLB for the votes to count, with a limit of 25 votes per account. Retweets also counted as votes.
Altuve will next face the winner of Orioles OF Adam Jones and Giants C Buster Posey on February 14.
The full bracket of the #FaceofMLB contest can be found here.