Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. (25) became the seventh player in Major League Baseball (MLB) history to reach the 20-homer, 60-steal plateau.He is also one home run shy of becoming the first 30-homer, 60-double player in history.Acuña Jr. started in the leadoff spot in right field and went 4-for-5 with a home run, one walk, five RBI, four runs scored and two stolen bases against the visiting Colorado Rockies on Monday (Sept. 29) at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA.Acuña Jr. had 28 home runs and 59 RBIs on the season before the game, and with the addition of the stolen base, he reached the 20-homer, 60-RBI plateau.Only four players in MLB history have reached the 20-homer, 60-steal mark in a single season, including Acuña Jr.Rickey Henderson (64) did it three times (1985, 1986, 1990), Joe Morgan (1973, 1976) twice, and Eric Davis (1986) once.The most recent record was set by Henderson in 1990, and Acuña Jr. took a whopping 33 years to reach the mark.Acuña Jr. also has a shot at the 30-homer, 60-double mark.He only needs to hit one home run in the remaining games to set the first MLB record.No player in MLB history has ever hit 30 home runs and stolen 60 bases in the same season.After making his big league debut in Atlanta in 2018, Acuña Jr. was an instant star, hitting .293 with 26 home runs and 16 stolen bases that year, and he hasn’t missed a season with double-digit home runs and double-digit stolen bases sinceThis season, he’s batting .335 with 29 home runs, 79 RBIs, and 61 stolen bases, making him a strong candidate for the National League (NL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.Experts believe that Acuña Jr. could even win the unanimous MVP award.On the day, Acuña Jr. drew a walk in the third inning after falling behind 0-1, and hit a two-run homer to center field with the bases loaded in the top of the fifth inning to tie the game at 2-2.With the score 5-4 in the seventh, he singled to left-center and stole second to reach the 60-strike plateau, and in the eighth, he singled to right and added a stolen base.In his final at-bat in the ninth inning, he celebrated the milestone with a two-run double down the left field line.Atlanta outscored Colorado 14-4 on the day, led by Acuña Jr.’s 카지노사이트킹 performance.

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