Correa homered as part of a 3-for-4 game with two runs scored and four RBI in Tuesday's win over the Angels.
Correa also doubled, making this the fourth time in his past nine starts in which he has hit both a home run and a double in the same game. He is on a major hot streak and has raised his batting line from an already respectable .254/.354/.421 to .265/.363/.473 in that short time. Power can be streaky, and there should be no doubt that Correa is capable of reeling off a hot one like this at any time.
Correa was named American League Player of the Week after hitting .333 with four doubles, three home runs and nine RBI for the period ending June 26.
Correa joins Tyler White, Jose Altuve and Colby Rasmus as Astros who have won the AL Player of the Week award this season. Overall, the 21-year-old shortstop is hitting .258/.356/.455 with 12 home runs, 43 RBI and eight stolen bases. Correa is a big reason Houston has surged to a 16-8 record in June and have pulled within a game of the AL Wild Card.
Correa's 12th blast of the year capped off a seven-run second inning that led the
Correa went 2-for-3, including a home run and a walk-off hit, with three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Angels.
Correa was responsible for all of the team's runs in the 3-2 victory. He hit his second home run in two games to cut the lead to 2-1 in the fifth. With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, the shortstop hit a dramatic game-winning drive into the gap off Angels closer Huston Street. Correa has dealt with the proverbial "sophomore slump" at times this season, but he's having his best month, hitting .295 (18-for-61) in June.
Correa hit his 10th home run as part of a 2-for-3 game with two runs scored and three RBI in Monday's win over the Angels.
Correa's power is down this season, but the 21-year-old is still one of just seven major league shortstops in double-digits in 2016. He's still showing solid plate discipline too, with a 12.5 percent walk rate. The main reason Correa's numbers have been down thus far is a 24.4 percent strikeout rate, up six points from 2015. It figures that major league pitchers would adjust to Correa a bit -- if he can make the counter-adjustments necessary to start making consistent contact again, he'll be right back to where he was in his brilliant rookie campaign last year.
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