Carlos Correa called his walk-off home run in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday night.
He gave the Houston Astros a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning.
\"Boy, that was very crucial,\" Dusty Baker said. \"I mean, Carlos told me before he went up there, he goes, \'Walk-off.\' I said, \'Go ahead on, man.\'\"
Correa hit a 96 mph fastball from Nick Anderson and deposited a 416-foot drive to center.
\"Anderson is a great pitcher and I don\'t mean no disrespect when I call my shot,\" Correa said. \"It\'s just that after my second at-bat, I went in the cage. [Hitting coach Alex] Cintron called me and told me a couple of things that made my swing feel great.\"
The Rays lead the best-of-seven series 3-2.