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Bae Ji-hwan finally gets his 20th MLB stolen base…first since Choo Shin-soo

Finally, 20 steals.

Bae Ji-hwan (24, Pittsburgh Pirates) has reached the 20-steal plateau in Major League Baseball (MLB). The outfielder started at eighth and second base against the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday at American Family Field in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. He went 2-for-4 with two walks, one stolen base and one run scored. Bae, who had stolen 19 bases the day before, reached the 20-stolen base mark (six attempts). He is tied for second in the National League (NL) in that category. The leader is Ronald Acuña Jr. (Atlanta Braves) with 29.

It was the top of the sixth inning, down 1-4. Bae Ji-hwan led off with a walk and drew a nine-pitch walk against Milwaukee starter Julio Teheran. He then stole second base on a wild pitch. It was his 20th stolen base, the second in the NL. It was the first time in 10 years that a Korean big leaguer had stolen 20 bases since Choo Shin-soo (SSG). Shin-Soo Choo had previously stolen 20 bases four times in the MLB. He had 21 in 2009, 22 in 2010, 21 in 2012, and 20 in 2013.메이저사이트

However, Pittsburgh was not able to smile as they went 4-5. With 34 wins, they are in second place in the NL Central. They lost the top spot to Milwaukee (35-34).

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