Randy Arozarena Makes History With Steal Of Home, Home Run

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Randy Arozarena Makes History With Steal Of Home, Home Run 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Oct 8, 2021 12:33 pm

Randy Arozarena made Major League history on Thursday by becoming the first player in playoff history to steal home and hit a home run in the same game.

The Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-0 in Game 1 of the ALDS.

The swipe marked the first steal of home in a playoff game since 2016, when Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez pulled off the feat in the 2016 NLCS and the first straight steal of home in a playoff game since Jackie Robinson\'s against Yogi Berra and the New York Yankees in 1955.

The 26-year-old outfielder, who is still a rookie despite setting postseason records with 10 homers and 29 hits in 20 games during the 2020 playoffs, stole home against Boston reliever Josh Taylor to make the score 5-0 in the seventh inning after drawing a walk.

Via Joon Lee/ESPN

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