Carlos Correa is movin’ on up in the Major League Baseball record books…
The 29-year-old Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop provided the edge the Minnesota Twins needed in Game 2 of their American League Division Series against the Houston Astros on Sunday to beat the reigning World Series champions, as he further cemented his name in the MLB record books.
Correa tied David Justice for third-most RBI in the postseason all-time with 63, as he surpassed Derek Jeter and David Ortiz to get on the list.
“I would be lying if I said no,” Correa said. “It’s cool when you do it against your former team. But at the same time, the ultimate goal is for us to win the series. I’m focused on bringing a championship to Minnesota.”
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was pleased with Correa’s showing.
“We’ve always heard all of the sayings and things, when the lights come on and the bright lights, there are some guys, they’re giants in the light, and he’s one of them,” Baldelli said.
“That’s what he is. He’s always an excellent player, but when it matters most, it’s like he can really take his attention and channel it and focus it and just play even better over and over again.
“Now, the Twins find themselves with a chance to take the lead against the second-best team in the American League. Game 3 is set for Tuesday.