Shortstop Carlos Correa did it all for the Houston Astros on Opening Day. He helped drive in three runs for the Astros in their 5-3 win over the New York Yankees.
The biggest at-bat for Correa came in the sixth inning. The Astros 21-year-old shortstop faced the Yankees' ace Masahiro Tanaka with a 1-0 count. Tanaka threw a 90-mph sinker down and away that caught just enough of the plate for Correa.
Correa flicked his wristed and deposited the pitch over the right field wall -- tieing the game at 2-2.
Here are some more fun facts about Correa's home run:
Correa's 5th inning HR made him the youngest player in #Astros history to homer on Opening Day. Pretty good, right? pic.twitter.com/oPAUsJ4wmi— Houston Astros (@astros) April 5, 2016
Carlos Correa: 23 HR, tying the @astros' record for most HR in a player's first 100 MLB games that were all with the team (George Springer)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 5, 2016
Most homers by a shortstop through 100 career games:— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) April 5, 2016
23 Carlos Correa
16 Nomar Garciaparra
14 Alex Rodriguez
14 Bobby Crosby
13 Ernie Banks