Puerto Rican Carlos Correa and Venezuelan José Altuve continue to make their mark in the postseason at the point of hitting hits and establishing themselves in some of the most important individual leadership in the history of baseball in October.
In the 10-1 Astros win over White Sox Tuesday afternoon, which sealed the team’s move to the American League Championship Series for the fifth consecutive season, Correa put his team up in the 3rd inning of SDLA Game 4 at Guaranteed Rate Field with an RBI double. of two races. In that way, he equaled Albert Pujols as the leader among active players with 54 scoring streaks in the postseason.
Correa hit a Carlos Rodón high fastball with two outs on the board and the bases loaded, sending the ball in a line deep into left field, putting the Astros up 2-1 at the time, an advantage that the rest would not lose. pm.
The 27-year-old shortstop, who has played 67 postseason games in his career, now has only Puerto Rican Bernie Williams (80), Manny Ramírez (78), David Justice ( 63), Derek Jeter (61) and David Ortiz (61).
Altuve, meanwhile, hit his 19th home run in postseason games in the ninth inning. The hit helped him to equal the fourth place of all time of that department with Pujols and his former teammate George Springer, with whom he now also shares the historical ranking of the Astros. The player who has hit the most home runs in the playoffs is Ramirez with 29, followed by Williams (22) and Derek Jeter (20).
It was a productive afternoon for Altuve, who went 5-for-3, with 4 runs scored, three RBIs, a double and a pitch, in addition to the home run. Now, he has 58 runs scored in October games, ranking alongside Chipper Jones at No. 5. Derek Jeter is the all-time leader with 111. He is followed by Williams (83), Ramirez (67) and Kenny Lofton (65).