Carlos Correa secured a Game 6 for his Houston Astros with a walk-off home run Thursday to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 at Petco Park.
Correa inched off the plate and stared, then flipped his bat as the Astros dugout erupted.
“I knew off the bat,” Correa said in a post-game interview on TBS.
Most of the scoring in the game came off solo homers, none more important than Correa’s, whose Astros have clawed their way back from a 3-0 deficit in the American League Championship Series.
— Houston Astros (@astros) October 16, 2020
They now trail 3-2 in the series.
Ray Ji-Man Choi’s solo home run had just tied the tight 3-2 game in the eighth inning setting the stage for the dramatic ninth.
Tampa Bay’s other runs came from two other solo homers – in the third, by slumping Brandon Lowe and the fifth by Randy Arozarena, his sixth home run of the postseason.
Houston scored on a lead-off solo shot from George Springer in the first, and a two-run single from Michael Brantley in the third.
The teams meet again for Game 6 at 3 p.m. Friday as postseason baseball continues at neutral sites due to the pandemic. The game airs on TBS.
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— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) October 16, 2020
– Staff reports