Correa calls walk-off HR: 'I'm going to end it'

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One of the great historical debates in baseball is whether Babe Ruth really did call his shot in the 1932 World Series.

There is no doubt about Carlos Correa: The Houston Astros star definitely called his in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

Correa hammered a home run to center field with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting Houston to a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night in San Diego. As it turns out, while he might not have pointed toward the grandstand as Ruth was said to have done, Correa did exactly what he told Astros manager Dusty Baker he would do.

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“Boy, that was very crucial,” Baker said. “I mean, Carlos told me before he went up there, he goes, ‘Walk-off.’ I said, ‘Go ahead on, man.'”

Correa turned around a 96 mph fastball from Rays closer Nick Anderson and deposited a 416-foot drive to center, as outfielder Kevin Kiermaier climbed the fence and watched helplessly as the ball sailed over his head. Correa walked slowly toward first base as the ball disappeared and finally started jogging

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