Randy Arozarena Reacts to Winning NLCS MVP & Rays advancing to World Series
Randy Arozarena was awarded the ALCS MVP ahead of the Rays World Series appearance.
The Rays extended their run for a World Series title with a 4-2 victory over the Astros. As Tampa Bay seeks their first championship in team history, Randy Arozarena has been a key figure in the chase. The Cuban native continued to prove his cause with a first inning two-run homer in the final game of the ALCS.
Hitting his seventh home run of the post season, the red-hot Arozarena was awarded the ALCS MVP.
“I wouldn’t say I was chasing the MVP, but I was just trying to do everything I could for the team,” said Arozarena. “Anything to allow us to win, and to compete. I’m just happy for everyone, and was just trying to do anything I could to help.”
The 25-year-old Arozarena is no stranger to the playoffs, but will make his first World Series appearance in his second year playing in the Majors. The feat fell out of reach during his time with the Cardinals in 2019, after dropping game 7 of the NLCS to the Nationals.
“I was able to have a little bit of time in the playoffs last year with St. Louis,” said Arozarena. “And then obviously the trade happened, and that’s something you can’t control. But ever since I’ve been here, they’ve given me the opportunity to play. And to reach the World Series in this way is incredible.”
The Rays will meet the Dodgers in Game 1 of the World Series Tuesday at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.