Carlos Correa ensures Astros win over Yankees in ALCS Game 2
Houston Astros beat New York Yankees 3-2
Game 2 of the American League Championship Series saw the Houston Astros beating the New York Yankees 3-2. Carlos Correa hit a lead off home run in the 11th inning. This sensational return to form has to be relief for Correa who had been in a slump prior to the game.
“Not playing a couple of weeks before the playoffs and then not producing for or my team offensively, obviously it’s tough, getting hurt and everything,” Correa said “But it’s all worth it for moments like this, moments like this where you give your team a chance to win every day, it’s worth it, man.”
Carlos Correa was sidelined late this year owing to back trouble. He began the day in a 3-for-22 skid this postseason.
The Yankees tied an ACLS record by using nine pitchers. The eight relievers had permitted only one run and two hits with 11 strikeouts before Correa who finished the game that took four hours, 49 minutes and ended right around midnight.
Correa ended it with his drive off Happ.
“I’ve been successful before going the other way against him,” Correa said. “I was looking for something down the middle that I could drive the other way. He threw a perfect pitch to do it.”
Gary Sanchez fell short of ending the Yankees 11th with runners on first and second. Verlander limited the Yankes to two runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. New York lost for the first time this postseason after four wins.
“It was a struggle tonight,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ”They’re tough to score runs off, especially on a night when Verlander is out there.”
Game 3 is Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Gerrit Cole, who is 18-0 in his last 24 starts and led the majors in strikeouts, starts for the Astros against Luis Severino.