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Astros’ Carlos Correa hits longest home run tracked by Statcast at Camden Yards in 23-2 pounding of Orioles

Astros’ Carlos Correa hits longest home run tracked by Statcast at Camden Yards in 23-2 pounding of Orioles
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, left, is greeted near the dugout by Carlos Correa after hitting a two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Aaron Brooks during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

Amid the Houston Astros’ 23-2 pounding of the Orioles on Saturday, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa blasted the longest home run at Camden Yards since Statcast began tracking in 2015.

The third-inning solo shot traveled a projected distance of 474 feet, per Statcast, surpassing former Orioles infielder Manny Machado’s 465-foot blast June 2, 2017. Correa’s rocket to left-center field off Aaron Brooks’ 90 mph fastball went over both bullpens at Oriole Park and bounced into Legends Park. Three of the ballpark’s four longest home runs tracked by Statcast were hit by visitors.

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The home run was one of the Astros’ four off Brooks and put Houston up 9-1. In a three-inning start, Brooks finished with nine earned runs, with six scoring on home runs from Correa, Alex Bregman, Yordan Álvarez and José Altuve. The four homers surpassed the three Brooks allowed in his first five starts with the Orioles; he has a 9.41 ERA with Baltimore.

Álvarez went on to hit three home runs and finish with seven RBIs in the Astros’ win. Houston’s six home runs leave the Orioles 18 from matching the 2016 Cincinnati Reds for most home runs allowed in a season; Baltimore has 46 games left.

The Orioles’ 23 runs allowed were their most since their record-setting 30-3 loss to the Texas Rangers on Aug. 22, 2007, while the Astros also set a record for most runs scored in a game.

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