The speedy Dominican Starling Marte of the Oakland A’s, continued to wreak havoc on the roads to the bases. His walk in the fifth inning was the only time he reached a pad safely, but it quickly led to another stolen base for the center fielder.
The 35th robbery of the season del ‘Tato’ (as he is affectionately known) Marte tied the Major League lead with Whit Merrifield of the Kansas City Royals, and it is already the 13th scam in only 19 games with the Athletics, where he arrived on July 28, from the Miami Marins:
Starling Javier Marte, 32 years old and 1.88 meters tall, is on track to break his personal record for robberies, which is 47 in 2016 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The last time he stole more than 30 was in 2018 -33-.
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The later half of the road trip had the Athletics on the verge of falling out of the AL wild-card draw, but thanks in part to today’s win over the Chicago White Sox, they return to Oakland with a half-game lead over the Boston Red Sox, who have been eliminated so far.
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