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Carlos Correa becomes the youngest player to reach 10 postseason homers


Houston Astros  talent Carlos Correa became the youngest player to reach 10 postseason homers after he slugged a three-run homer off of Yankees reliever Chad Green during Houston’s 8-3 win over the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALCS on Thursday night:

Correa also hit a walk-off homer in Game 2 to help the Astros even the series.

The 25-year-old shortstop has saved some of his best work for October. Correa hit five homers over the course of the 2017 postseason, including a pair of clutch bombs during the World Series. He and George Springer have also homered in the same playoff game a record six times, according to STATS:

The 2015 American League Rookie of the Year has long been one of the most promising shortstops in baseball. However, injuries have put a damper on Correa’s rising star.

Correa has missed a combined 192 games in the last three seasons, and he played in just 75 games this year as back issues have continued to plague his health. Correa dealt with back spasms throughout the 2018 season, and he suffered through an atrocious second half in which he slashed .180/.261/.256 with just two homers.

However, Correa looks to be at full strength as the Astros march towards the World Series. Although he went through an 0-for-14 stretch between Game 3 of the ALDS and Game 1 of the ALCS, Correa has delivered the killing blow multiple times in this series, and he is hitting the ball on a rope.

The Astros have one of the most potent lineups in baseball, but a healthy Correa adds a new element.