Carlos Correa pointed at wrist after go-ahead HR
Carlos Correa once again came up huge for the Houston Astros in October. Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Correa once again came up huge for the Houston Astros in October.

The Astros came back to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday night in Houston. The Red Sox led 3-1 after scoring three in the third. They carried that lead until Jose Altuve tied it with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. An inning later, Correa gave his Astros the lead in a huge moment.

Immediately after hitting his home run, Correa pointed at his wrist. He could be seen yelling out, “It’s my time!”

It sure was Correa’s time. He went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI in the game. In his Astros’ clinching 10-1 win over the White Sox in Game 4 of the ALDS, he gave his team the lead with a two-run double. He did the same gesture then.

Correa, who will be a free agent after the season, has built a reputation for being a clutch postseason player. He entered the ALCS with 17 career postseason home runs, a .293 average and a .911 OPS in the playoffs. He was a monster in the playoffs last year, smashing six home runs and driving in 17 over 13 games.

Yes, October very much has become Correa’s time. That left his ex-teammate Josh Reddick sharing a message to the Astros.

Correa’s big game, coupled with Altuve’s three-RBI effort, helped the Astros overcome Enrique Hernandez’s big game. The hot Red Sox center fielder went 4-for-5 with two home runs and a double. He’s now batting .500 with four doubles, four home runs and eight RBI in six postseason games this year.

Game 2 of the series is on Saturday in Houston between Nathan Eovaldi and Luis Garcia.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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