Atlanta Braves slugger Ronald Acuna Jr. (26) has reached 40 stolen bases heading into the All-Star break.토토사이트

Acuna Jr. started in the leadoff spot and batted right field against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, on 4 April. In the top of the third inning, when Atlanta took a 1-0 lead, Acuna Jr. singled with the bases loaded and advanced to second on a wild pitch before being caught stealing on the next at-bat by Aji Alvis.

The steal was the 40th of the season for Acuna Jr. With 21 home runs as of the fourth day, he was on pace to hit 20 home runs and 40 steals in the first half of the season. His 20-homer, 35-steal season is already a first.

While there have been players in MLB with 40 homers and 40 steals, there hasn’t been a player with 30 homers and 60 steals. Considering that there are fewer games in the second half of the season than in the first, there’s a good chance that Acuna Jr. can do it.

He’s also cruising in the Most Valuable Player (MVP) race. Acuna Jr. swept the National League (NL) Player of the Week awards announced by the MLB office on Thursday. In six games last week, he batted .474 with five home runs and seven RBIs.

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