WASHINGTON (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. joined baseball’s unique 40-40 membership Friday evening by hitting his fortieth house run of the season for the Atlanta Braves to go together with his 68 stolen bases.
Acuña turned the fifth participant in main league historical past to have a minimum of 40 homers and 40 steals in the identical 12 months.
The others had been Alfonso Soriano for the Washington Nationals in 2006, Alex Rodríguez for the Seattle Mariners in 1998, Barry Bonds for the San Francisco Giants in 1996, and Jose Canseco for the Oakland Athletics in 1988.
Acuña related off Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin main off the highest of the primary inning. It was his thirty fourth profession leadoff homer and eighth this season.
A number one contender for the NL MVP award, the 25-year-old Acuña was already the one participant in huge league historical past with 30 homers and 60 stolen bases in a single season.
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