- Associated Press - Friday, October 25, 2019

Juan Soto got a treat for turning 21 — a “Happy Birthday” serenade from the Nationals Park crowd between innings during Game 3 of the World Series Friday night, along with a birthday cake before the game from David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez.

Soto blew out the candles, too, but so far he isn’t getting his wish.

He grounded out with a runner on second in the first inning, took a bad angle in left field on a Houston hit in the second and committed a fielding error in the third that contributed to the Houston Astros taking a 2-0 lead.

In the top of the fifth, the Nationals trail 2-1.

Soto starred for the Nationals in helping them take a 2-0 series lead over Houston. The breakout star of this postseason is 4 for 7 with two doubles and a home run against the Astros.



Ortiz and Rodriguez are working on the Fox broadcast. The former sluggers presented the cake near home plate before batting practice, talked to Soto about hitting and, of course, took selfies with him.

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