Major League Baseball Roundup Nats Rookie Homers Twice In Bronx


Rookie Juan Soto blasted the tiebreaking homer with one out in the top of the seventh inning, recorded his first career multi-homer game and drove in four runs as the Washington Nationals recorded a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium.

Soto hit a three-run homer in the fourth off right-hander Sonny Gray and gave the Nationals a 5-4 lead when he lifted a 1-0 fastball from Chasen Shreve (2-1) over the right-center-field fence.

At 19 years, 231 days, Soto became the youngest player to homer in a regular-season game at any version of Yankee Stadium since Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. also homered twice for the Seattle Mariners on May 30, 1989. He is the third-youngest player to homer in any game against the Yankees.

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