The Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics traded home runs in Game 1 of the American League Division Series, with Houston emerging as the 10-5 victors.
The two clubs combined to slug six homers — three for Houston, three for Oakland — which accounted for eight of the 15 total runs. Astros shortstop Carlos Correa tied the game with a two-run blast in the fourth inning and slugged a second one in the seventh inning, giving the Houston a three-run cushion.
"I feel great," said Correa, who has four homers in his last four games. "Everything is starting to click."
The ball was flying nicely at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, where it was 91 degrees at first pitch.
Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run in the fourth inning. (Photo: Jayne Kamin-Oncea, USA TODAY Sports)
Even Astros manager Dusty Baker commented on the home run fest while he was on the microphone in the bottom of the third inning for an in-game interview. Oakland's Sean Murphy had just smashed a deep drive over the center-field wall, when Baker quipped: "Oh lord! … That ball is flying out of here."
The Astros took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five series with Game 2 scheduled for Tuesday.
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