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Former Sox prospect hits 3-run HR, makes stunning grab in ALCS Game 2

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Manuel Margot put on a show for the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series vs. the Houston Astros.

Margot, a former Boston Red Sox outfield prospect, got the party started with a three-run home run off Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. in the first inning.

In the second, Margot followed up his homer with an absolutely ridiculous over-the-wall catch in right field.

Have yourself a day, Manny.

Margot was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent in 2011. He was traded to the San Diego Padres in 2015 in the deal that brought closer Craig Kimbrel to Boston.

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In February, Margot was traded to the Rays in exchange for reliever Emilio Pagán. The 26-year-old hit .269 with one homer and 11 RBI in 47 games during the 2020 season.