- The Houston Astros pulled out a wild victory in the epic Game 5.
- Astros shortstop Carlos Correa leapt out of the dugout and onto the field when the winning hit was struck.
Correa was so delirious in the moment that he doesn’t remember what he did.
The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the absolute marathon that was Game 5 of the 2017 World Series on Sunday night.
After staging three big comebacks and then staving off another from the Dodgers, the Astros were able to win the game in extra innings with a walk-off hit from Alex Bregman that scored pinch runner Derek Fisher from second base.
The hit sent the the Astros team and its fans into joyous hysterics, but it’s quite possible no one was as thrilled as Carlos Correa, who leapt out of the dugout with ease and sprinted toward the diamond as soon as the ball left Bregman’s bat.
In his excitement, Correa cleared the dugout fence, ran toward home plate to act as an impromptu base coach, and then charged to second base with a hand in the air, all in the span of ten seconds.
It’s clear he’s in delirium, so much so that later in the night he would take to Twitter to say that he couldn’t even remember the moment as it happened.
Given that Correa was so crucial to the comeback victory — he went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and two-run home run — it’s no surprise that he would be so locked in on the game’s final moments as Houston secured the win and a 3-2 lead in the series.
The series now heads back to Los Angeles, where the Astros will be just one win away from their first title in franchise history. The first pitch of Game 6 is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:20 p.m. ET, with Justin Verlander on the mound for the Astros and Rich Hill expected to start for the Dodgers.
Carlos Correa’s reaction to the Walkoff hit is absolutely amazing. This is why baseball is and always will be the GREATEST SPORT EVER ⚾️❤pic.twitter.com/D5ZQlYiaEr
— Baseball King™ (@BasebaIlKing) October 30, 2017
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