Having just established the MLB record for most home runs in a postseason, Tampa Bay Rays youngster Randy Arozarena presently possesses the record for most hits in a solitary postseason after his third-inning base hit off Los Angeles Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday.
Arozarena, 25, hit a 1-2 slider to left field for his 27th hit this postseason. He was attached to Pablo Sandoval, who had 26 hits in the 2014 postseason. The single got back Yandy Diaz, who had significantly increased. It was the first of Arozarena’s 27 hits with a runner in scoring position. Arozarena was beforehand 0-for-6 in that category.
“Pretty special. Pretty special,” manager Kevin Cash said after the Rays’ 4-2 loss to the Dodgers that left Tampa Bay in a 3-2 series deficit. “He wanted the ball, too. I noticed that. He asked for the ball. Congrats to Randy.”
In the wake of getting started, he motioned for somebody to get the ball for him as a remembrance. Arozarena likewise has a record nine home runs in his first playoff experience, while Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager is directly behind him with eight.