Game Two of the 2020 World Series is officially in the books as Rays second baseman and former Terp Brandon Lowe notched a pair of home runs in the team's 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Lowe knocked in the first run of the game with a first-inning home run as he finished the day with a pair of hits and runs along with three RBIs and a strikeout in five at bats. Lowe added a two-run home run in the top of the fifth on a deep line drive to left field as the Rays extended their lead to 5-0.
With his first inning shot, Lowe became the first former Terp to record a home run in the World Series since 1942 as he is one of two alums in this year's Fall Classic. Lowe also became the first player to hit two opposite-field home runs in a World Series game, according to ESPN.
"Yeah, those felt really good,'' Lowe said following the win. "It felt great to kind of get back and contribute to the team. They've been doing so well for the past month. It felt really good to get back and actually start doing stuff again." Rays manager Kevin Cash explained going into the game why the team believes in Lowe.
"The biggest reason that makes us all believe it is he's shown over time that he's a really good hitter, really good player, and sometimes guys, you got to let them go through some tough patches, and he's been in one," Cash said after Wednesday's win. "It was exciting for the first home run. The second one really ignited them. You've seen it. You've covered him. He can go quiet for a little while, but he can get as hot as anybody in baseball. Hopefully, that's the trend that we're looking at going forward."