Carlos Correa and Jose Altuwe beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Friday night over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Two runs down in the sixth inning, Altuwe equalized the game by three runs in their 20th post-season home run. Houston’s infielder hit Homer on the Red Sox pitcher Tanner Hawk.
In the next inning, Korea scored a gigantic home run to give Houston a late lead in the game. Korea dropped the bat and shouted to the dugout that it was his time. Altuve will come in the following inning to add another run to the sack fly.
Houston took a 1-0 lead in the series with the win.
Boston took the lead in the third inning. Kiki Hernandez’s home run followed Jordan Alvarez’s sack-fly in the first inning to level the game 1-1. Altuve fielding error allowed Xander Bogarts to put Boston on a run and then Hunter Rainfro doubled Rafael Devers to score.
Hernandez will keep the game close at 5-4 thanks to a home run by Ryan Presley, close to Strauss. But Presley will take things under control and close the door on the possibility of Boston’s return.
Korea had the highest performance of the night. He played 4-for-3 with a home-run that put Houston up late in the game. Chas McCormick was also on 3 for 4 and he scored. They were both the only Houston players to have a multi-hit game.
Houston starter Framber Valdez went 2 2/3 innings. He hit three for six, scored two and struck out two wickets. Houston used seven pitches after Valdez to end the game.
Hernandez finished 4-5 for Boston with a double and two homers. Davers also had 5 for 2 in the game. Chris Cell made 2/3 innings with 2 strikeouts and runs scored. The Red Sox used seven pitchers after being released from sale.