Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the league with 20 house runs, 40 steals and 50 RBIs earlier than the All-Star break.

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CLEVELAND — Nobody has had fairly the primary half of the season Ronald Acuna Jr

The four-time All-Star outfielder made historical past Monday night time by changing into the primary participant to hit 20 house runs, steal 40 bases and drive in 50 runs earlier than the All-Star break.

“A particular participant,” Atlanta Braves supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned after Atlanta prolonged its hitting streak to 9 and moved 30 video games over .500 with a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Guardians.

Acuna Jr., 25, is the third participant to hit 20 house runs and steal 40 bases in his first 84 video games, becoming a member of Rickey Henderson (1990) and Eric Davis (1986).

Previous to the sport, Acuna Jr. was named the Nationwide League Participant of the Month for June, the second time this season he has acquired that recognition.

Ronald Acuna Jr. leads the league with 20 house runs, 40 steals and 50 RBIs earlier than the All-Star break.Kevin D. Lyles/Atlanta Braves/Getty Pictures

Within the third inning, the Venezuelan prolonged his hitting streak to 14 video games earlier than stealing his fortieth base, probably the most he’s managed in a season. In 2019, 37 had been stolen.

Acuna Jr. injured his proper shoulder whereas making a head-first deal with. He lay there for just a few moments earlier than being helped to his ft and checked by a Braves coach. He stayed within the recreation and hit a single minutes later.

Acuna Jr. was “just a little shaken up” however superb, Snitker mentioned.

It appears that there’s nothing that quick bowler Acuna Jr. can not do.

“Should you exit and have a drink or go to the lavatory, you’re lacking one thing you’ve by no means seen earlier than,” Snitker mentioned. “I’m glad he’s on our workforce and I get to see him on daily basis.”