Teen Soto youngest to steal 3 bases in a game
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ATLANTA — Juan Soto shrugged off his latest accomplishment after showing what he can do on the bases.
“I stole three bags, and I helped my team to win,” he said. “That’s pretty good.”
Soto became the youngest player to steal three bases in a game, had an RBI single and scored the tiebreaking run, helping the Washington Nationals stop the Atlanta Braves‘ season-best, six-game winning streak with a 7-1 victory on Saturday.
Soto hit an RBI single in the first inning and stole second, then walked in the fourth, stole two bases and came home on a bases-loaded walk for a 2-1 lead. He surpassed the mark set by Oakland’s Rickey Henderson at 20 years, 241 days on Aug. 23, 1979, against Cleveland, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Soto began the day with two stolen bases, but his video study showed he could run on Braves starter Julio Teheran.
“Yes, I saw the pitcher and saw a couple of things I could take advantage of,” Soto said. “Every time I’m on base, I try to take advantage of the pitcher.”
Soto also extended his on-base streak to 20 consecutive games