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Arozarena homers, steals home as Rays beat Red Sox 5-0

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Arozarena homers, steals home as Rays beat Red Sox 5-0

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Oct 08
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Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox was held Thursday night.

Rays outfielder rookie Randy Arozarena made the crowds chant his name after he became the first player in major league history to hit a home run and steal home in the same postseason game to bring home a 5-0 victory.

Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash could not be prouder of Arozarena’s achievement that night.

“This game is all about history,” Cash said. “Anytime you are putting your name in those categories Randy has done … I’ve never seen anything like it in 2020, and hopefully I’ll say that here at the end of 2021.”

Arozarena told reporters what was on his mind before he stole home during the seventh inning.

“I noticed the pitcher wasn’t really keeping his attention to me,” he said. “So I was able to take a big enough lead and be able to take that base. That’s the first time I’ve ever stolen home.”

The 26-year-old also shared his secret on how to hit a home run.

“I put the boots on … just like I did before the first game of the playoffs last year, and in that game against the (New York) Yankees I hit a home run,” Arozarena said. “I hit a home run (Thursday) so that just shows that the magic is working from the boots.”

Arozarena has been very impressive this season. He hit .274 with 20 homers and 20 steals and is a leading candidate to win the Rookie of the Year Award.

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