clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

MLB Opening Day 2016: Astros Carlos Correa hits first home run of the season

Can Correa be stopped?

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

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: