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) Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Peña becomes first to win Willie Mays World Series MVP Award’s rookie position player after he led the team to a 4-2 win at the Philadelphia Phillies’ Fall Classic.
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In all four of the Astros’ wins, Peña has won in clutch moments, and he’s also the team’s most consistent hitter. B/R [email protected]
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In Game 2, Peña hit an RBI double in the first inning to give Houston a 1-0 lead and eventually 5-2 win.
In Game 4, the 25-year-old was in the Astros’ fifth inning of five innings One shot in singles and won 5-0. In Game 5, he had three hits, one in a 3-2 win Run and two RBIs. His two biggest hits were an RBI single in the first inning and a home run in the fourth. Shortstop scores on Yordan Alvarez in Game 6 After hitting a towering three-run homer on the way to the 4-1 tiebreaker, the game was won by a single stroke and a score.
Peña also won the American League Championship Series after hitting .353 with a pair of home runs in a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees Tournament MVP. He was the first player to win the ALCS and World Series MVP awards.
After longtime shortstop Carlos, he fills in for Grand Slam Correa last rest this season Signed with the Minnesota Twins for the season, but he was outstanding with 22 homers, 63 RBIs and 0.715 OPS. That was before an exemplary playoff performance allowed Houston to win its second World Series.