1 IF CARLOS CORREA .184 (7×38), 2 HR, 6 RBI 2019 ALCS vs. NYY: .211, 4×19, 2HR, 5RBI ALCS Career: .292, 19×65, 3HR, 11RBI 2019 ALDS vs. TB: .158, 3×19, RBI Postseason Career: .256, 42×164, 10HR, 30RBI
• went 1×2 with 2 walks in Game 5 of the ALCS.
• went 1×5 with a 3-run home run off Chad Green in ALCS Game 4…at 25 years and 24 days old, became the youngest player in MLB history to reach 10 career postseason homers, surpassing Albert Pujols
. • went 2×5 with 2 RBI and a walkoff solo home run in the 11th inning off J.A. Happ in the Game 2 of the ALCS…marked his 2nd career postseason walkoff hit, also Game 2 of the 2017 ALCS vs. NYY (walkoff double)…became the 3rd player in MLB history to record multiple walkoff hits in the League Championship Series, joining David Ortiz and Bernie Williams…joined Ortiz as the only players in MLB history with multiple walkoff hits against the Yankees in the postseason.
• became the 4th Astros player to record a postseason walkoff HR, (last, Chris Burke in Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS vs. ATL)..also became the 2nd player with multiple walkoff RBI in the postseason in club history, joining Denny Walling.
• has 30 RBI in the postseason, the most in Astros history.
• in his career against the Yankees (including the postseason), has hit .314 (49×156) with 11 doubles, 11 HR, 32 RBI and a .972 OPS in 41 games…batted .333 (9×27) with 3 doubles, 1 HR and 3 RBI in the 2017 ALCS vs. the Yankees.
• his 10 HR and 30 RBI in the postseason rank 2nd by a shortstop in MLB history, behind only Derek Jeter (20 HR, 61 RBI)…tied Albert Pujols and Mickey Mantle for the most postseason HR by a player prior to turning 25 years old (8HR)
Tonight’s game 6: The Astros will take another shot at closing out the Yankees tonight in Game 6 of the 2019 ALCS, which is the third postseason meeting between the two clubs in the past five years (also, 2015 WC, 2017 ALCS)…
Tonight’s game will be a bullpen game for both teams, with the Astros bullpen being headlined by a trio of RHP Joe Smith (1ER/4.1IP), RHP Will Harris (0ER/4.1IP) and RHP Roberto Osuna (1ER/6.2IP) this postseason.
Game 6 history: Tonight marks the Astros sixth Game 6 in club history, in which they’ve gone 2-3 so far…two of those came in 2017, in the ALCS vs. NYY (7-1 win) and in the World Series at LAD (3-1 loss). championship series history:
This marks the Astros third straight trip to the ALCS and their seventh appearance overall in a League Championship Series (1980, 1986, 2004-05, 2017-19)…they are the first team to advance to three straight ALCS since the 2011-13 Tigers, a team also fronted by RHP Justin Verlander…this series is a rematch of the 2017 ALCS, won by the Astros in seven games, with all seven games won by the home team. one win away: A win tonight would advance the Astros to their third World Series appearance in franchise history and their second in the last three seasons, having reached the series in 2005 and 2017…the Astros lost the 2005 World Series in four games to the White Sox, while the 2017 club defeated the Dodgers in a thrilling seven games
. Astros up 3-2: This marks just the Astros fourth 3-2 lead in a best-of-seven series in franchise history, also reaching this point in the 2004 NLCS (STL), the 2005 NLCS (STL) and the 2017 WS (LAD)…the Astros lost the 2004 NLCS, but won the 2005 NLCS in six games and the 2017 WS in seven. vs. the Yankees: The Astros and Yankees have formed a solid rivalry in recent years, as the two clubs have met in the postseason in three of the last five seasons…Houston dispatched New York in the previous two occasions, winning the 2015 Wild Card Game in New York and winning the ALCS in seven games in 2017…the Astros went 4-3 against the Yanks in the 2019 regular season, 3-0 at home and 1-3 in the Bronx.