Carlos Correa’s beast crowning achievement raises Astros to win in ALCS Game 1

Carlos Correa and Jose Altuve turned up in the clutch for the Houston Astros in their 5-4 success Friday night over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.

Down 2 runs in the 6th inning, Altuve struck his 20 th postseason crowning achievement to connect the video game at 3 runs each. The Houston infielder struck the homer off Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck.

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Houston Astros' Jose Altuve celebrates after a two-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston.

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Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve commemorates after a two-run crowning achievement versus the Boston Red Sox throughout the 6th inning in Game 1 of baseball’s American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston.
( AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

In the next inning, Correa struck a beast solo crowning achievement to offer Houston the lead late in the video game. Correa dropped the bat and shouted to the dugout that it was his time. Altuve would show up in the following inning to include another work on a sac fly.

Houston took a 1-0 lead in the series with the win.

Boston took the lead in the 3rd inning. The inning began with a Kiké Hernández crowning achievement that connected the video game at 1-1- following a Yordan Alvarez sac-fly in the very first inning. An Altuve fielding mistake enabled Xander Bogaerts to put Boston up one run and after that Hunter Renfroe doubled to score Rafael Devers.

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Hernández would keep the video game close with a crowning achievement off Astros better Ryan Pressly to make it 5-4. Pressly would get things under control and close the door on Boston’s possibilities of a return.

Correa had the leading efficiency of the night. He was 3-for-4 with the crowning achievement that put Houston up late in the video game. Chas McCormick was likewise 3-for-4 and had a run scored. Those 2 were the only Houston gamers who had multi-hit video games.

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa hits a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston. 

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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa strikes a crowning achievement versus the Boston Red Sox throughout the seventh inning in Game 1 of baseball’s American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston..
( AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Houston Astros' Carlos Correa celebrates a home run against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston.

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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa commemorates a crowning achievement versus the Boston Red Sox throughout the seventh inning in Game 1 of baseball’s American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston.
( AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston starter Framber Valdez went 2 2/3 innings. He enabled 3 runs, 2 made, on 6 hits and started out 2 batters. Houston utilized 7 pitchers after Valdez to complete the video game.

Hernández completed 4-for-5 with a double and 2 homers for Boston. Devers was 2-for-5 in the video game. Chris Sale went 2 2/3 innings with 2 strikeouts and a made run. The Red Sox likewise utilized 7 pitchers after easing Sale.

Boston Red Sox's Enrique Hernandez celebrates after a home run against the Houston Astros during the third inning in Game 1 of baseball's American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston.

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Boston Red Sox’s Enrique Hernandez commemorates after a crowning achievement versus the Houston Astros throughout the 3rd inning in Game 1 of baseball’s American League Championship Series Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, in Houston.
( AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Game 2 is set for Saturday at 4: 20 p.m. ET.

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