Best Houston Astros Moments from the 2021 Season

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Houston Astros, Carlos Correa
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Carlos Correa owns Joe Kelly at Dodger Stadium.

In any other game with any other pitcher on the mound and any other hitter at the plate, a solo-home run that cut a five run deficit to a four run deficit in the seventh inning would be utterly uneventful.

But with Joe Kelly on the mound and Carlos Correa at the plate in Dodger Stadium with the fans looking for a strikeout and a frowny face, Correa took a Kelly change-up deep to left field over the fences.

He tossed his bat, admired his work and slowly rounded the bases, and as he came around third, he did his standard celebration of holding his hand to his ear. Only this time he did it all the way down the third base line to home plate.

Dodgers fans will say “Scoreboard” but we all know the moment they were looking for got ruined in the worst way possible. The Dodgers did end up winning the game but the only moment that will be remembered of what was just another baseball game in August is that home run.