HOUSTON — The Astros' Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa left their mark on MLB history with their home runs in Friday night's 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Atluve's homer came in the sixth inning when the Astros were down, 3-1. His two-run blast tied it at 3.
The home run was Altuve’s 20th career postseason home run. With that dinger, according to MLB Stats, Altuve became the fastest player in league history to get to 20 home runs. He joins three others who have hit 20 or more postseason home runs -- Manny Ramirez (29), Bernie Williams (22) and Derek Jeter (20).
But the Astros weren’t done re-writing the record books. The following inning, Carlos Correa went deep to give Houston a 4-3 lead. That homer was his 18th career longball in the postseason, moving him to 7th place on the all-time list, tying him with Mickey Mantle, Reggie Jackson, and Nelson Cruz.
MLB says it was also Correa’s 4th career go-ahead home run in the 7th inning or later in a postseason game. That’s most in postseason history.
Correa also now has 55 postseason RBIs, the most among active players.
Another fun stat -- the Houston Astros are 4-0 in postseason games that both Altuve and Correa have homered.
After the game, this is what Correa and Altuve had to say about each other.
There could be more records on the way, including one by Michael Brantley, who now has a 16-game postseason hitting streak.
The Astros and Red Sox go at it again Saturday at 3:20 p.m.