09/22 18:42 CDT Ronald Acua Jr. joins exclusive 40-40 club with 40th home run
of the season for Braves
Ronald Acua Jr. joins exclusive 40-40 club with 40th home run of the season
WASHINGTON (AP) --- Ronald Acua Jr. joined baseball's exclusive 40-40 club
Friday night by hitting his 40th home run of the season for the Atlanta Braves
to go along with his 68 stolen bases.
Acua became the fifth player in major league history to have at least 40
homers and 40 steals in the same year.
The others were Alfonso Soriano for the Washington Nationals in 2006, Alex
Rodrguez for the Seattle Mariners in 1998, Barry Bonds for the San Francisco
Giants in 1996, and Jose Canseco for the Oakland Athletics in 1988.
Acua connected off Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin leading off the top of
the first inning. It was his 34th career leadoff homer and eighth this season.
A leading contender for the NL MVP award, the 25-year-old Acua was already the
only player in big league history with 30 homers and 60 stolen bases in one
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