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"Every day that we played, every game that we played, he did something that would wow you," Linares said. "Makeup-wise, probably Carlos is the best I've ever been around. He's a once-in-a-generation type player. Those guys, you don't get those guys off the street."
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True to form, Correa doesn't believe he's a finished product. As much as any of the young Astros, he has watched and learned from 40-year-old designated hitter Carlos Beltran, a fellow native of Puerto Rico whom Correa says has "taught us so much about the game, things that we didn't know about."
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"The guys all went crazy. They started jumping all over me, and I was like, 'Easy, easy. My ankle's still not ready,'" Correa said. "But to me, it meant everything to be there just because I spent a whole season with that group of guys. I saw them more than I saw my Authentic Karl Joseph Jersey family, so they became family. It was one of the best moments of my minor league career, for sure."
"Guys were playing hard on both sides," Roberts said. "And unfortunately we came up short. We didn't expect these guys to lay down. It's a very good ballclub over there."
Just like that, after 104 regular-season wins and eight victories in nine games to start the postseason, the Dodgers have lost home-field advantage in the World Series. The Dodgers scored six runs in a game started by red-hot Houston ace Justin Verlander -- and lost.
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"He's human," said Corey Seager, who seemingly put the Dodgers in position for the win with a two-run homer off Verlander in the sixth. "But he's our guy. That's the guy you want on the mound. Tomorrow, he's going right back out there.