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Astros’ Carlos Correa predicted walk-off home run against Rays in Game 5, manager says

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The Houston Astros are nonetheless getting ready to being eradicated from the postseason, however in Game 5 against the Tampa Bay Rays, shortstop Carlos Correa saved the American League Championship Sequence fascinating with a walk-off home run.

Correa’s solo shot off Nick Anderson in the ninth was his second of the sequence. However it was the second main as much as that home run that was extra dramatic.

CORREA HITS WALKOFF HOMER TO KEEP ASTROS ALIVE IN ALCS

Astros manager Dusty Baker informed reporters that Correa predicted he was going to hit the game-winning homer, in response to MLB.com.

“Carlos told me before he went up there, he goes: ‘Walk-off,’” Baker stated. “I said, ‘Go ahead on, man.’”

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Correa confirmed as a lot when he talked to the media.

“I knew I was going to end it,” he stated. “I could feel my swing was in sync. I could feel my rhythm was good, and I felt like I was going to drive the ball. I believed I could do it.”

SPRINGER, ALTUVE HOMER TO KEEP ASTROS ALIVE IN ALCS

Within the grand scheme of the sport itself, Correa’s home run marked the primary time {that a} group had led off with a home run and ended with a home run. George Springer hit a home run in the primary inning to get Houston off on the precise foot.

“Any time you score right away, especially on that first pitch, you know Springer’s the king of that,” Baker stated. “I haven’t been around anybody better at doing that.”

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Tampa Bay will hope to shut out the sequence Friday. If the Astros win, they might be much more historical past.

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