Randy Arozarena was in full playoff mode on Thursday evening.
The electrical Tampa Bay Rays left fielder was 1-for-2 with a house run and scored a run stealing house because the workforce defeated the Boston Red Sox, 5-0, in Sport 1 of the American League Division Collection.
Arozarena continued his playoff tear.
In line with Sarah Langs, Arozarena ranks towards the highest for many house runs in a 19-game span within the postseason with 11 between 2020 and 2021. Solely Babe Ruth had extra between 1923 and 1932 with 12. Arozarena is tied with Carlos Beltran, Jim Thome and a separate Ruth mark from 1926 to 1932.
He was additionally the primary participant to steal house in a postseason sport since Javy Baez did it within the Nationwide League Championship Collection in 2016.
Arozarena was the 2020 American League Championship Collection MVP when he hit 4 house runs in opposition to the Houston Astros. Final yr, he completed with 10 complete house runs. He seems to be in full pressure once more early on this postseason.
Nelson Cruz hit a house run off the catwalk at Tropicana Stadium. Wander Franco and Yandy Diaz additionally contributed with an RBI every.
Buoying the offense was the pitching efficiency from Shane McClanahan. He went 5 innings and solely allowed 5 hits.
Boston couldn’t get something going in opposition to the robust Rays pitching. Eduardo Rodriguez was pulled from the sport within the second inning after permitting two runs on two hits. Nick Pivetta was then tagged for 3 runs on 4 hits.
Christian Arroyo, Kyle Schwarber and Xander Bogaerts had two hits every however the workforce was 1-for-7 with runners in scoring place.
Sport 2 is ready for 7:02 p.m. ET on Friday.