Rays' Randy Arozarena breaks Yankees legend Derek Jeter's postseason record with Game 3 home run

Scott Thompson
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Randy Arozarena
Randy Arozarena

Yankees fans probably don't want to hear the name Randy Arozarena -- in fact, many teams this postseason would rather not. 

But Arozarena made history on Friday night that involves the likes of Yankees legend Derek Jeter

Arozarena lifted a home run with two outs in the ninth inning of Friday's Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, giving him a new rookie postseason-record of 23 hits. The previous record was held by Jeter, who had 22 hits back in 1996. 

The 25-year-old also tied Nelson Cruz, Carlos Beltran, and Barry Bonds for the record for most home runs in a single postseason with eight.

"Any time you're mentioned with that name in terms of postseason stats, that's pretty special," Joey Wendle told MLB.com about his teammate being named with Jeter. 

So, while Yankee fans might not want to tip their cap just yet because Arozarena was a main reason why the Bombers aren't in the World Series to begin with, there is no denying the rookie is a great, young hitter.