Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez Joins 30-30 Club With Electric, Game-Tying Homer

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Sports Illustrated

By Jelani Scott With a clutch home run against the Angels on Monday night, Mariners star Julio Rodríguez etched his name among an elite group of sluggers by joining the 30–30 club. Rodríguez, who was presented pre-game with an August American League Player of the Month award, continued his strong season by becoming the 44th player in MLB history to record 30 home runs and stolen bases in a single season. Entering the contest with 36 stolen bases on the year, the two-time All-Star achieved the feat with a 402-foot, 10th-inning bomb for his 30th homer. At age 22, Rodríguez’s impressive accomplis…

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