Carlos Correa proposed to his girlfriend while being interviewed by Ken Rosenthal

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Big night for Carlos Correa last night. He went 1-for-4 in Game 7, his team won and he is now the starting shortstop of the World Series Champion Houston Astros.

Oh, and he got engaged on national TV too.

He did it while Fox’s Ken Rosenthal was interviewing him, pulling the ring out — he planned in advance to have a clubhouse attendant rush it out to him as soon as the game was over had the Astros won — turning to his girlfriend, Daniella Rodriguez, and popped the question.

He actually popped it twice, as it he seemed to be concerned that she didn’t hear him. She heard him just fine based on her reaction. She was just floored:

We’re generally anti-ballpark proposals around here, but if you’re one of the actual players as opposed to a fan, an exception can be made.

And yes, to answer the first question almost all of us had upon seeing this, he did have a Plan B in case the Astros lost last night, which probably would’ve put a damper on things. What that Plan B is I have no idea, but now the two of them have one of the best proposal stories you’ll ever hear.

Aaron Judge out of Yankees starting lineup for finale after No. 62

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge wasn’t in the starting lineup for New York’s regular-season finale, a day after his 62nd home run that broke Roger Maris’ 61-year-old American League single-season record.

When Judge homered in the first inning Tuesday night, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers, it was his 55th consecutive game. He has played in 157 games overall for the AL East champions.

With the first-round bye in the playoffs, the Yankees won’t open postseason play until the AL Division Series starts next Tuesday.

Even though Judge had indicated that he hoped to play Wednesday, manager Aaron Boone said after Tuesday night’s game that they would have a conversation and see what made the most sense.

“Short conversation,” Boone said before Wednesday’s game, adding that he was “pretty set on probably giving him the day today.”

Asked if there was a scenario in which Judge would pinch hit, Boone responded, “I hope not.”

Judge went into the final day of the regular season batting .311, trailing American League batting average leader Minnesota’s Luis Arraez, who was hitting .315. Judge was a wide leader in the other Triple Crown categories, with his 62 homers and 131 RBIs.

Boone said that “probably the one temptation” to play Judge had been the long shot chance the slugger had to become the first AL Triple Crown winner since Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in 2012.