For a baseballer, how could you possibly top the feeling of winning the World Series? Houston’s Carlos Correa found a way.
As celebrations continued around him and the champagne began to flow after Houston’s 5-1 win over the LA Dodgers in game seven, the Astros shortstop had something else in mind, and made a beeline for girlfriend Daniella Rodriguez.
With the eyes of the world watching and an adoring crowd surrounding them, Correa told the cameras he was “ready to take another big step in my life”.
SHE SAID YES!! 💍 pic.twitter.com/LcL8PJ228v
— ESPN (@espn) November 2, 2017
Of course, Rodriguez said yes – and she is now the proud owner of a ring that puts the ones the Astros players just won to shame.
What a night, hey?
The Astros won the World Series for the first time in the team’s history, beating the Dodgers 5-1 in the decider.
George Springer maintained his starring role, putting a cap on one of the most brilliant individual World Series in major league history.
The Astros centre-fielder hit a leadoff double in the first inning off starting pitcher Yu Darvish, that set up a 2-0 lead for the visitors.
He then crushed another pitch by Darvish in the second inning to score a two-run home run.
He joined Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson – known as “Mr October” for his playoff performances – in 1977 and Chase Uttley in 2009 as the only men to hit five home runs in a single World Series.
He also made history, as the first player to score a home run in four straight World Series games in the one series.
— MLB (@MLB) November 2, 2017
The visitors added another run in the second to stretch their lead to an imposing 5-0.
The Dodgers had struggled to convert their opportunities to score runs during the series, and it took them until the sixth inning to get on the board, with a single from Andre Ethier sending in a run.
But they could not put any further scoreboard pressure on the Astros.