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Acuña Jr. stole home runs and bases in Queens

"El Abusador" was five cheated from the historical record of the speedy Endy Chávez

The Venezuelan Ronald Acuña Jr., figure of the Atlanta Braves, made an extraordinary defensive play and swindled a walk in his team's resounding (9-6) victory over the New York Mets.

"El Abusador" put an end to the first chapter of the Bravos-Mets duel, after hitting a huge jump and decapitating a home run off Pete Alonso.

A couple of days ago, the native of La Sabana, La Guaira state, also showed his great defensive ability against the Philadelphia Phillies, a sign that he is 100% recovered from the serious injury he suffered to his right knee.

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Additionally, Acuña Jr. stole the 23rd base of the campaign, the 101st for life in his nascent career in the Major Leagues (MLB, for its acronym in English), to stay five behind the historical record of the speedy Endy Chávez.

In the offensive section, the Venezuelan outfielder went 5-4, with one run scored, to leave his batting average at .266.

In this same challenge, William Contreras hit his 14th home run of the harvest. In accordance with Baseball Savant, the Venezuelan catcher's connection posted a muzzle velocity of 106.6 miles per hour and traveled 409 feet.

The Braves, who lost last night, are in a crucial series against the Mets, in order to hunt down the metropolitan team, líder for 3.5 National League East Division games.

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