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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Carlos Correa wins Game 2 with walk-off home run, does basketball celebration

Carlos Correa home run ear

The Houston Astros won Game 2 of the ALCS against the New York Yankees on Sunday night thanks to a walk-off home run by Carlos Correa in the bottom of the 11th inning.

Barely a second after FS1 returned from a commercial break, Correa took the first pitch he saw from southpaw JA Happ and launched an opposite field home run. Happ had thrown Correa a 94 mph fastball on the outside part of the plate — a pitch Correa was looking for. He sent it deep to right to end the game, giving Houston their first run since the fifth and a 3-2 victory.

Correa played to the crowd and his teammates as soon as he hit the homer. He did a basketball shot celebration as he approached the plate and soaked in the atmosphere. He was the total hero of the game. He drove in the first and last runs for Houston, and made a great defensive play in the sixth to save a run.

That was Correa’s second career walk-off hit in the postseason. Two years ago, he beat the Yankees also in Game 2 of the ALCS.

The series is now tied 1-1, and Houston has to be feeling great after winning that marathon game.

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