ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ronald Acuna Jr. added another feat to his sensational rookie season.
Acuna became the youngest player to homer in a 1-0 game since 1935 while lifting the Atlanta Braves over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.
The last player younger than the 20-year-old Acuna to go deep in a 1-0 game was the Chicago Cubs’ Phil Cavarretta against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sept. 25, 1935, according to Baseball Reference. Cavarretta was 19 years old at the time.
Acuna’s third homer was a long one off Blake Snell in the third inning. The rookie adjusted to a low-inside breaking pitch and hit it high into the left-field seats. READ MORE>