Randy Arozarena was already having an unforgettable postseason. Now his name sits at the top of the record books.
The Cuban star continued his ascent by sending a Lance McCullers fastball into the empty seats for his seventh homer of the postseason, setting a rookie record.
Arozarena lifted his playoff batting average to .403 with the two-run shot, giving the Rays a 2-0 lead against the Astros in the first inning of their do-or-die Game 7 battle.
Widely regarded as a lesser prospect when the Rays acquired him from the Cardinals for 2018 first-round pick Matthew Liberatore, Arozarena turned out to be the star of the deal. The Rays offense has depended on his breakout all October, and now, the team is on the brink of its first pennant since 2008, and second World Series appearance in franchise history.
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