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MLB Opening Day 2016: Astros' Carlos Correa clubs three home runs in two games

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Captain Correa is getting 2016 started off right.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa proved he could do it all in 2015, winning the American League Rookie of the Year. In 2016, he is out to prove he has another gear.

Correa tied up Tuesday's game with a solo home run off New York Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka. He picked up right where he left in game two on Wednesday.  Facing Michael Pineda in the first inning with a two-nothing count in his favor. Correa got out in front of slider away and clicked over the short porch in left field for home run No. 2 on the season.

Correa wasn't done with Pineda. In the fifth inning, he got full extension on a 1-1 changeup. Correa hit a bomb to dead center field. The mammoth shot went 462 feet -- according to MLB Statcast.

Sophomore slump? What sophomore slump?Three home runs in two games. Take a bow Carlos Correa.