WATCH: Carlos Correa SURPASSES MLB greats Derek Jeter and David Ortiz on all-time postseason RBI list in 6-2 victory over Astros

Carlos Correa heroics against the Houston Astros saw him climb above MLB greats Derek Jeter and David Ortiz in the most RBIs list during postseason.


WATCH: Carlos Correa SURPASSES MLB greats Derek Jeter and David Ortiz on all-time postseason RBI list in 6-2 victory over Astros

Derek Jeter (L), Carlos Correa (C) and David Ortiz (R) [Pic Credit: Imago/AP News]

The MLB postseason fever has taken over the town. Sunday night saw the second game of the American League Division Series being played. After losing the first game, the Minnesota Twins bounced back to level the series against the Houston Astros. A major part in this was played by Carlos Correa, who went on to break an MLB record.

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With the Twins up 3-0 in the fifth inning, Correa doubled down on the damage to his former side. His two-run RBI double meant he had surpassed MLB greats Derek Jeter and David Ortiz to move to the third spot for the most RBIs during the postseason. This helped the Twins offensively as they extended their lead in the game.

He is now tied for the third spot with David Justice with 63 RBIs in the knockout phases. With the series between these two now tied at 1-1, he will at least have two more games to break that record and stand in third spot alone.

His postseason records see him bat with an average of .279 while having 18 home runs in 82 games played. Given his track record, the shortstop could overtake Manny Ramirez (78) and Bernie Williams (80) before calling it a day on his career.

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Carlos Correa admits being stunned after hearing about passing this record

After the Houston Astros won Game 1, the pressure was on the Minnesota Twins to deliver. In high-pressure games like this, the focus of the fans is on their star players to perform. For the Twins, the responsibility was on Carlos Correa‘s shoulders. He stood up to this challenge and helped his side claim an important win. Following the game, he admitted he had no idea he had passed that record.

Carlos Correa
Carlos Correa (Pic Credit: X)

Speaking to MLB Network after the game, he said “Wow, I gotta let that sink in… I grew up watching these players and idolizing them… That’s surreal man, I can’t even believe it.” The 29-year-old appeared to be shocked before adding this statement.

Most of this has also come during his time with the Astros. Now he has come back to hurt his former club. The Twins have now given themselves a chance to clinch the series with the next two games in their home. This is also the first postseason series where both teams have registered wins.

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Meanwhile other ALDS series between the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers is currently in favor of the AL West side. Their two defeats have put the high flying Orioles on the brink of an unwanted sweep in the knockout phases.

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