Last night, Astros SS Carlos Correa hit a solo home run in the 11th inning to earn his squad a series tying victory over the New York Yankees. In a game started by Justin Verlander of the Astros and James Paxton of the Yankees, runs were scarce to come by. Both teams had opportunities to score before the game headed to extras, but both bullpens stood pat and held the opposing hitters scoreless. \
It was Correa who started the scoring, ripping a double down the left field line to score Alex Bregman in the 2nd inning. Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge put the Yankees on top in the 4th launching a two-run home run off Verlander. The lead wouldn’t last for long as Astros outfielder George Springer would hit a solo home run in the 5th off Adam Ottavino to tie the game.
Correa made an excellent defensive play in the 6th to keep the game tied, after a ball ricocheted off second baseman, Jose Altuve and bounced in the middle of the infield. With DJ LeMahieu of the Yankees trying to capitalize on the mishap, Correa was able to barehand the ball and fire a bullet to home to nab LeMahieu at the plate.
The Yankees used much of their bullpen weapons in this game, so it will be interesting to see how they fare the rest of the series.