The Washington Nationals won their first-ever World Series game last night in a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros and their hitherto unstoppable pitcher Gerrit Cole. But the people of America were the real winners.
Because Trea Turner made a run for second base, and now we can make a run for the border.
Thank’s to Turner and Taco Bell’s annual “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” promotion, all you have to do is walk into any Taco Bell between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 and get a free Doritos Locos Taco. It’s the seventh year in a row the fast food chain has run the promotion, promising free tacos nationwide whenever a base is stolen during the World Series.
Last year, Mookie Betts of the Boston Red Sox stole a base in Game One, earning everyone their free taco early in the series.
This year wasn’t much different. Turner hit a leadoff single to start the first inning and followed it up with a hustle to second, sliding into the bag just before the Astros’ Carlos Correa caught a low-flying ball. Turner also stole 35 bases during the regular season.
The Nationals didn’t score that inning, but America did. Still though, they went on to beat the Astros and hand Cole his first loss in about five months.
Turner spent one hot minute with the Tampa Bay Rays in a trade that sent Wil Meyers to San Diego, but was flipped to the Nationals for Steven Souza.
Taco Bell said the free tacos will be also be available all day on Oct. 30 through its mobile app.