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Correa shows off crazy range, cannon arm

Star shortstop adds 446-foot homer in dazzling performance
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HOUSTON -- Carlos Correa is proving he's more than just a hitter. In the fourth inning of Thursday's eventual 6-5 loss to the Yankees, he made two spectacular plays from his shortstop position, showing off his glove, range and arm in throwing out the Yankees' Ronald Torreyes and Gleyber Torres on consecutive plays for the first two outs of the inning.

Correa nailed Torreyes with a strong throw on a bang-bang play at first base. But that was nothing compared to what came next.

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HOUSTON -- Carlos Correa is proving he's more than just a hitter. In the fourth inning of Thursday's eventual 6-5 loss to the Yankees, he made two spectacular plays from his shortstop position, showing off his glove, range and arm in throwing out the Yankees' Ronald Torreyes and Gleyber Torres on consecutive plays for the first two outs of the inning.

Correa nailed Torreyes with a strong throw on a bang-bang play at first base. But that was nothing compared to what came next.

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On a ball hit deep into the hole, Correa also displayed his range, going to his right and well onto the outfield grass. After securing the ball, Correa pivoted and made a strong throw to first baseman Marwin Gonzalez on a play that wasn't close, as Torres was easily out. According to Statcast™, Correa covered 57.62 feet to get to the ball before firing a 149-foot throw for the out.

"It's one of the best plays I've ever seen made in person," starter Lance McCullers Jr. said. "Just the way he made the play, the way he's been playing all year. He's special over there."

Video: Statcast™: Correa's 446-ft. HR over the train tracks

Correa would add a towering solo home run, his fifth homer of the year, in the eighth. According to Statcast™, the shot traveled 446 feet, which is the longest homer hit at Minute Maid Park this season. 

Richard Dean is a contributor to MLB.com based in Houston.

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