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Taco Bell is giving away free food today

Kate Taylor
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Taco Bell is giving away free Doritos Locos Tacos because the Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor stole a base in Game 1 of the World Series.

To pick up a free Doritos Locos Taco, customers can visit any Taco Bell location in the US from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The fast-food chain promised to give away free food if a player from either the Indians or the Chicago Cubs stole a base during the 2016 Word Series as part of the restaurant chain's "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" promotion.

Lindor did just that last Tuesday when he stole second base, helping Cleveland triumph 6-0 over the Cubs.

The infielder was apparently aware of Taco Bell's promotion.

"The guys told me," Lindor told USA Today's sports website For The Win. "Have some tacos! I'll probably have some tacos, too."

The free-taco deal got a shoutout from President Barack Obama on Tuesday while he was campaigning for Hillary Clinton in Columbus, Ohio.

"Because I've been watching the World Series, I am aware that because Francisco Lindor stole second base in Game 1, everyone in America gets a free taco at Taco Bell tomorrow," Obama said, as supporters cheered. "If you can find the time to get a free taco, then you can find the time to go vote! If you can find the time to go to Taco Bell … you can find the time to cast your ballot."

This isn't the first time Taco Bell has paid up with free food during the World Series. Last year, the chain spent at least $10 million giving away free A.M. Crunchwraps after Kansas City Royals player Lorenzo Cain stole second base during a game against the New York Mets.

The series-deciding Game 7 between the Indians and the Cubs is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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