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Santander hits him furiously in this final stretch

In the last four games, he has hit .400 with six home runs and nine RBIs.

There are those who say that hope is the last thing that is lost in life and for Anthony Santander this premise is more than valid in this final stretch of the season for the Baltimore Orioles and their fight to advance towards the postseason.

With three and a half games from the third wild card and with seven games to go before the end of the regular round, Santander has been in charge of guiding the orioles in this twilight of the campaign with his power at the plate.

For the second day in a row, the Baltimore outfielder hit a pair of homers at Boston's Fenway Park, making it clear that the Red Sox have become his favorite target, in addition to continuing to increase the number of RBIs (88) to command the Venezuelan legion in this 2022.

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With 33 home runs in tow, Santander left behind Renato Núñez, who in the 2019 campaign hit 31 home runs and had become, so far, the Venezuelan with the most home runs in an Orioles uniform in one season. Likewise, the man from Margarita (83) came two steps closer to a hundred home runs in his career in the Majors, since now only 17 home runs separate him from the figure reached by Melvin Mora as the only Venezuelan with a hundred home runs with the orioles.

explosive in september

Anthony Santander knows full well the responsibility he has with the Baltimore organization going forward and as the team's power man, he must answer to such an assignment.

Therefore, in three of the last four games, the Venezuelan has hit six homers and during that period from September 24 to 27, he is averaging .400 with eight hits, of which seven have been extra-base hits (one double and six home runs). ), in addition to towing nine companions.

Now, the most notorious thing about this explosion of power by Anthony Santander is that he is listed as the second-most home run hitter in the MLB, after the All-Star break, by accumulating 18 home runs and only being surpassed by Aaron Judge's 27.

With two more home runs, Santander will join a list of only 10 Venezuelans who have hit 20 or more homers in a second half of the campaign, Eugenio Suárez being the líder with 29 full lap shovels in 2019.

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