HOUSTON — Carlos Correa hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning that helped the Houston Astros beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in Game 1 of the AL Championship Series.
Correa's solo shot off Hansel Robles came with two outs and gave the Astros a 4-3 lead.
Jose Altuve homered and drove in three runs for the Astros.
Kiké Hernández hit two home runs, a double and a single for Boston. His solo drive in the ninth pulled the Red Sox within a run.
Game 2 is Saturday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
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Red Sox vs. Astros game key plays
The Astros got on the board first as Yordan Alvarez lifted a sacrifice fly to left to score Jose Altuve. 1-0 Astros after one inning.
It stayed 1-0 Astros, thanks to this catch with the bases loaded by Kiké Hernandez.
And, as it often happens, after making the amazing play in the field, Hernandez leads off the third and ties the game with a solo home run.
Jose Altuve tied this one up at 3 with a two-run bomb.
Carlos Correa gave the Astros a 4-3 lead with this solo shot.
Hernandez then homered again in the ninth to get the Red Sox to within 1. 5-4 Astros.
Before the game
Here's Booker T with the 'Play Ball' call
And former Astros outfielder Josh Reddick throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
Fans getting ready for an Astros win!
KHOU 11's Melissa Correa was at Astros Street Fest, talking to fans who were ready for a Houston Astros win!
It was raining earlier in Houston, but that didn't dampen the Astros fans' spirit, as Xavier Walton found.
It's not all Astros fans at Minute Maid Park. There are Red Sox fans there. One of those Red Sox fans is KHOU 11 photojournalist Mars Juarez.
Outside Minute Maid Park, it was a fashion show of Astros gear.
American League Championship Series schedule
Game 1: Friday, Oct. 15 at Minute Maid Park; 7:07 p.m.
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 16, at Minute Maid Park; 3:20 p.m.
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 18, at Fenway Park; 7:07 p.m.
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Fenway Park; time TBD
Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Fenway Park, time TBD
Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, Oct. 22, at Minute Maid Park; time TBD
Game 7 (if necessary): Saturday, Oct. 23, at Minute Maid Park; time TBD
Getting to Minute Maid Park
There are plenty of surface lots and parking garages in the area. You can find the best one by downloading the Park Whiz mobile app. It will show you how much each lot costs, and it also lets you book a space in advance. Another app that does the same thing is called Park Houston.
You can also take the train to the game! METRO rail purple line riders should exit at the Convention District station, then walk two blocks north to the ballpark. Keep in mind though, the trains share lanes with street traffic, so getting home could take longer.
If you prefer to leave the driving to someone else, Minute Maid has a rideshare pickup and drop-off zone located just outside the center field gate on Crawford Street between Preston Street and Congress Avenue.