DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Carlos Correa, the No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, hit his first two home runs of the spring on Thursday, leading the Houston Astros past the Toronto Blue Jays 7-5.
Astros starter Dallas Keuchel yielded six hits and struck out two in four scoreless innings. The left-hander, who was 6-10 with a 5.15 ERA last season, has not allowed a run in three starts this spring.
The 19-year-old Correa and Jon Singleton connected off Blue Jays starter Esmil Rogers for back-to-back long balls in the third inning.
Correa went deep again in the eighth, belting a two-run drive to center field off reliever Neil Wagner.
Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind, Melky Cabrera, and Dan Johnson doubled for the Blue Jays. Anthony Gose finished 2 for 2 with a triple, double and three runs scored.