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Red Sox’ Mookie Betts steals a base and everyone gets a free taco

November 12, 2018

After getting to first on a hit in the bottom of the first inning, Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts was looking at stealing a base all the way.

He took off for second on Los Angeles starter Clayton Kershaw’s first pitch to Andrew Benintendi.

In a World Series promotion Taco Bell said they would give away tacos if anyone stole a base during the playoffs.

With Betts stolen base, Taco Bell will give away free Doritos Locos Tacos on Nov. 1 from 2-6 p.m. at locations around the country.

He joins a “Taco Hall of Fame” according to the company that includes recent inductees Houston Astros’ Cameron Maybin from last year and Cleveland Indians’ Francisco Lindor from 2016.

Watch the play:

After the game speaking to Fox Sports, Betts talked about the stolen base and about being aggressive, as well as tacos.

“It was just one of those things [where] we said to be aggressive early, try to get a run across,” Betts explained.

“On top of that, I just wanted some tacos.”

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