Roberson alum Cameron Maybin reached the 50-RBI mark for the first time in his nine-year major league career Friday in Atlanta.
Maybin drove in his 49th and 50th RBIs of the season for the Atlanta Braves in Friday’s 3-2 home win over Arizona.
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ATLANTA — Cameron Maybin has cooled off since entering the All-Star break as arguably Atlanta’s most valuable player. But the rejuvenated center fielder made his presence known once again on Friday night, when he contributed a pair of key two-out hits and made a sensational catch that helped the Braves claim a 3-2 win over the D-backs at Turner Field.
After driving in two of Atlanta’s three runs through the first five innings, Maybin preservedDavid Aardsma’s two innings of one-run relief by making what might have been a game-saving catch to end the top of the seventh. The athletic outfielder legitimized his Spidey-Maybin nickname when he ranged into right-center field and dove headfirst across the grass to rob Chris Owings of what would have been at least a double.
According to Statcast™, Maybin’s top speed was 19.364 mph with a distance covered of 78.677 feet.
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Coming into Saturday, the 2005 Rams graduate was batting .274 with 105 hits, 15 doubles, eight home runs and two triples. His RBI total was the highest for any Braves player and surpasses his previous career best of 45 in 2012.
Maybin plays center field and has formerly been a member of the Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins and San Diego Padres.