2 Rings! Astros star Correa makes post-title proposal to girlfriend

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The proposal from her boyfriend of over a year completely surprised Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas USA.
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Carlos Correa and Daniella Rodriguez both left Dodger Stadium with rings.

The Astros shortstop proposed to his girlfriend on live television moments after Houston earned its World Series title with a 5-1 victory in Game 7 on Wednesday.

The proposal from her boyfriend of over a year completely surprised Rodriguez, a former Miss Texas USA.

"He had been so focused on the game," Rodriguez said. "All he ever talked about was winning the World Series, so I never really thought something like this would be on his mind, so when it all went down, I was just shocked."

She also had no idea Correa had been urged to put a ring on it by his mother, and he was plotting a proposal for several weeks. Even Correa's teammates were in on the scheme: Carlos Beltran, the Astros' 40-year-old slugger, helped the 23-year-old shortstop pick out the ring.

Correa said he gambled and waited for a dramatic finale to the Astros' first championship year.

"I knew we had championship potential, so I decided to hold out until the last game of the season," Correa said.

Rodriguez said yes, once she regained the ability to speak.

While Correa went to the clubhouse to spray champagne, Rodriguez gleefully flashed the huge ring to her fellow Astros wives and girlfriends, including Justin Verlander's partner Kate Upton.

Rodriquez said she'll need a while to get over the shock.

"Everyone knew besides me," Rodriguez said. "I'm really good at finding stuff out. Every time I had a surprise birthday party, I would always find out. So I was literally in just complete dark about this. Everyone knew but me."

Correa and Rodriguez are living together in Houston with a puppy named Groot. Correa, the 2015 American League Rookie of the Year, had five homers and 14 RBIs in an outstanding postseason, capped by eight hits in the World Series, including two homers.

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Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa celebrates after his team defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 7 to win the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on November 1, 2017.

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