Correa gives sister ‘perfect birthday’ — with help from Ohtani

ANAHEIM — Saturday was a wonderful day to be Carlos Correa’s younger sister, Leibysand Correa. On her brother’s dime, she got to fly to the Los Angeles area to celebrate her 14th birthday around her extended family at the ballpark.

She got to watch her big brother homer and reach base five times, and she even got to watch her favorite player in the big leagues hit a home run, too. You see, those are two different players — because she’s a bigger fan of Shohei Ohtani than she is of her own brother.

Yep, such is Ohtani’s stature in the sport that even the younger sister of one of his longtime divisional nemeses openly cheers for the two-way Angels superstar. All she wanted for her birthday was a photo with Ohtani, and Correa, being the family man that he is, flew his parents and sister in from Puerto Rico to make her dreams come true before the Twins’ 11-inning loss.

“She went to the room last night and she had the most amazing birthday, of course,” Correa said. “I hit a homer. Ohtani hit a homer. She got to meet him, took a picture with him. It was pretty much the perfect birthday for her, so that made me really happy.”

That proved the highlight of Correa’s weekend, too, as the Twins also lost Sunday’s series finale, 4-2, to drop to 2 1/2 back of Cleveland in the American…

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