Rays rookie Randy Arozarena continues postseason onslaught with Game 6 home run

ARLINGTON, Texas — Randy Arozarena, who is so inexperienced that he won't qualify for rookie status until next season, has turned this postseason into a one-man show with his record 10th home run in the first inning Tuesday for the Tampa Bay Rays.

It’s the most homers in a single postseason, and ties David Freese of the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals for the most extra-base hits, 14, in the postseason.

Arozarena now has 10 homers in his first 25 career playoff games, trailing only Carlos Beltran and Nelson Cruz at the start of their postseason careers.

He is the first rookie to drive in a run in four consecutive World Series games, and also joins Charlie Keller of the 1939 New York Yankees as the only rookies to hit three homers in a single World Series.

Randy Arozarena rounds the bases after hitting a home run in the first inning. (Photo: Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports)

Arozarena, who was the unanimous MVP of the American League Championship Series, hit Tony Gonsolin’s 84-mph slider into the right-field seats, quieting the Dodgers’ fans who largely make up the crowd at Globe Life Field. It’s his 7th opposite field homer of the postseason.

It was also his 28th hit of the postseason, another record, to go along with five three-hit games.

“But I don't play for records,’’ Arozarena said after Game 3. “I just want to try and win and help the team, that's way more important than the records.’’

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RANNNNNNNNDY!

This kid is UNREAL! Solo shot in the 1st! pic.twitter.com/rNl3vzKQVE

This home run is unique for Arozarena…

It’s the first home run on a pitch out of the zone this season.

He had just 1 (!) hit on a pitch out of the zone in the regular season. In the Postseason? He has 5 hits, 3 for extra bases.#WorldSerieshttps://t.co/SLOYmp9zgU

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