Correa, Astros top Padres 11-1 as MLB returns to Mexico City

Houston Astros' Jake Buchanan pitches against the San Diego Padres in the eighth inning of spring training baseball game in Mexico City, Saturday, March 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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MEXICO CITY (AP) Carlos Correa and Tyler White hit back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning, and the Houston Astros routed the San Diego Padres 11-1 on Saturday night in the first major league game in Mexico City in 12 years.

Correa's shot went over the right-field wall and White followed with a drive to left-center against Robbie Erlin as both Astros hitters took advantage of the city's altitude of 7,350 feet.

It was Correa's fourth home run this spring, tying Marwin Gonzalez for the club lead.

Jake Marisnick knocked in a run with a double for Houston. Tyler Heineman hit a two-run single and Danny Worth doubled in three more during a seven-run rally in the eighth.

Mexico City had not hosted a big league game since March 2004, when the Astros played the Marlins at Foro Sol.

The split-squad game Saturday was played at Fray Nano stadium, which seats 5,000 fans.