Carlos Correa's monster home run lifts Astros to win in ALCS Game 1

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

Down two runs in the sixth inning, Altuve hit his 20th postseason home run to tie the game at three runs apiece. The Houston infielder hit the homer off Red Sox pitcher Tanner Houck.

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.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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. 
(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.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston starter Framber Valdez went 2 2/3 innings. He allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits and struck out two batters. Houston used seven pitchers after Valdez to finish the game.

Hernández finished 4-for-5 with a double and two homers for Boston. Devers was 2-for-5 in the game as well. Chris Sale went 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts and an earned run. The Red Sox also used seven pitchers after relieving 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.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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

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