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Video: Nolan Arenado turns double play after Bradley Zimmer fails to run out pop-up

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Rockies third baseman alertly turned one out into two when he let a Bradley Zimmer pop-up drop in the bottom of the seventh inning. Edwin Encarnacion walked to start the inning and Zimmer followed up with a weakly hit pop-up near the pitcher’s mound. Noticing that Zimmer didn’t run, Arenado let the ball touch the ground, then picked it up and fired to second for one out. D.J. LeMahieu whipped it around to first base to complete the twin killing.

There’s just something about Zimmer that makes me think we’re not going to get a bunch of angry columns about his lack of effort. The Indians went on to win 4-1 with a four-run bottom of the ninth inning. Yan Gomes hit a walk-off three-run homer.

Video: Ronald Acuña Jr. second-youngest to join 30-30 club

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Braves 21-year-old outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. nabbed his 30th stolen base of the season on Friday, becoming the second-youngest player in Major League history to produce at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a single season. Per MLB Stats, the only other player under 22 years old to pull off the feat is Mike Trout, who did so with 30 home runs and 49 stolen bases during his age-20 season in 2012.

Acuña’s triumphant moment came in the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Mets. He drew a six-pitch walk against righty reliever Seth Lugo, then waited for an opportune moment as Ozzie Albies stepped to the plate. Lugo fired a 93-m.p.h. fastball to Albies for ball no. 2, which was promptly returned to second base by catcher Wilson Ramos. The throw came in high, however; Amed Rosario had to jump to make the catch, allowing Acuña to slide safely into the bag and hit his career mark.

It’s been an eventful season for the All-Star outfielder, whose 36 home runs and 30 stolen bases helps pad a .294/.377/.536 batting line and 5.1 fWAR over 597 plate appearances. Through the first 11 innings of Friday’s contest, he went 0-for-3 with a pair of walks and a stolen base.