MLB Rankings: Baseball’s Greatest Hits of Week-22

PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 26: Sean Rodriguez #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with Bryce Harper #3 and Corey Dickerson #31 after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the eleventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park on August 26, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Pirates 6-5. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 26: Sean Rodriguez #13 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with Bryce Harper #3 and Corey Dickerson #31 after hitting a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the eleventh inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park on August 26, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies defeated the Pirates 6-5. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /
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MLB Rankings: Greatest Hits in Week-22

8. Harold Ramirez, 36 percent

With each passing game, Harold Ramirez’ status as a rising star of the Miami Marlins becomes more apparent.

The rookie outfielder is batting .268 with nine home runs since debuting in May. That includes a .281 August in which he drove across 11 runs. Against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, Ramirez’ presence was decisive.

Thanks almost entirely to Reds phenom Aristides Aquino, the game was a 3-3 tie entering extra innings. Aquino had produced a two-run home run in the first and followed that with a two-out, game-tying RBI single in the eighth.

Miami had a chance to win in the bottom of the ninth when Jorge Alfaro and Ramirez produced back-to-back one-out singles. But Reds reliever Michael Lorenzen fanned Isan Diaz and got Lewis Brinson to line out.

The Reds threatened in the 10th only to see that quelled on Joey Votto’s double-play grounder.

Leading off the 12th, Ramirez got his chance. He made the most of it, hitting a 1-1 pitch off Reds reliever Raisel Iglesias into the seats in left field for a walk-off winner.