MLB: Like a hare! Starling Marte steals his base 35 and is already GL co-leader

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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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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