VIDEO: Juan Soto Homered and Got the Astros Back With a Retaliatory Bat Carry

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World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Six
World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Six / Tim Warner/Getty Images
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Juan Soto hit a solo home run to put the Washington Nationals up 3-2 in the top of the 5th inning of Game 6 of the 2019 World Series. It was an absolute blast to the upper deck in right field and the 21-year old's third homer of the World Series. More importantly, it resulted in the sport's first retaliatory bat-carry.

How silly was Alex Bregman carrying the bat all the way to first and failing to hand it off to his coach when he hit a homer earlier in the game? Very. Did the Nationals still notice it and take it very personally because they are standard, petty, grudge-holding baseball players? Yes.

Soto may get credit for a bat carry and flip which is even more impressive than hitting home runs at two different ages in the same World Series.

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