Carlos Correa scored a home run in the eleventh inning and the Houston Astros won a fight for the Bullpens, beating the New York Yankees 3-2 on Sunday night to win the AL Championship Series in one match per game.
The sinking Correa, who previously scored an RBI double and delivered a sensational game at Shortstop, joined JA Happ with a goal.
Correa watched as the ball sailed, then held up a finger as he rounded the bases. As he approached the plate, he threw away his helmet as if shooting a basketball at the crowd of teammates waiting for him.
Game 3 is Tuesday afternoon in Yankee Stadium. Gerrit Cole, who was 18-0 in his last 24 starts and led the majors in the play-offs, starts for the Astros against Luis Severino. "The baseball game is a beautiful game," said Correa Yankees with nine pitchers set a record in the League Championship Series on. The eight reliefs had only one run and two hits with 1
Houston's five reliefs combined to form 4 1/3 innings of one. hit Shutout Ball after the takeover for Justin Verlander. In this best-of-seven series, the Yankees were considered the better team in the Bullpen – the Astros held up well in this series.
"Our bullpen was evil, gave us the chance to win the game." Correa said.
Gary Sanchez set off to finish eleventh in the Yankees, finishing first and second. The field appeared outside – it came soon after he had swung and missed with two hits, but was decided on a foul.
New York lost for the first time in this postseason for four wins.
"It was a fight tonight," said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. "It's hard to score, especially on a night when Verlander is out."
Aaron Judge put the Yankees in the lead with a 2-1 win against Verlander in the fourth round. It was his first homer in this postseason and eighth in his playoff career.
George Springer joined it in the fifth with his franchise record 12th career postseason home run. The 2017 World Series MVP was launched on the first field after assistant Adam Ottavino entered.
Correa had to rest for a while due to back problems this year. The All-Star started the day in this postseason with a 3-on-22 run.
Together with his bat, he played the key game on the field to keep it at 2 in the sixth. With the runners in first and second places and a full count pitch with two outs, Brett Gardner hit a tough grounder who bounced off second baseman Jose Altuve for a single.
The ball jumped away and Correa quickly brought it back and threw a punch at catcher Robinson Chirinos, who shut down the sliding DJ LeMahieu.
Verlander blew his fist and shouted, "Let's go!" When he came off the field and Correa shook his finger with a look that said, "Not on my watch."
The cameras then waved to Vermeer's supermodel wife Kate Upton, who jumped out of a luxury suite and cheered.
"I just tried to sneak up to him, and as soon as the ball hit him, I drew him and he sent him, so I had to knock him down," Correa said.
Correa finished a 0-for-14 break with a RBI double in the second ahead of James Paxton, who sustained only 2 1/3 innings.
Hours later, Correa finished with his drive in front of Happ.
"I succeeded before I went against him in the other direction." Said Correa. "I was looking for something in the middle to go the other way, he showed a perfect pitch for it."
In a game decided by Bullpens, it was quite a relief for Correa.
"No playing a few weeks before the playoffs and then not being offensive to my team is of course tough, hurt and everything," he said. "But it's all worth it for moments like these, moments like these where you give your team the chance to win every day, it's well worth it, man."
"It was a tough journey this year, but I'm finally here and I could contribute tonight," he said. He allowed five hits and hit seven in 6 2/3 innings to recover from a difficult start in Game 4 of the ALDS, where he pocketed the defeat while lying in a short break.