When the Cleveland Indians broke spring training camp just over two months ago, Lonnie Chisenhall was nothing more than a role player looking to contribute any way possible. But after the 25-year-old's historic display at the plate Monday night against the Texas Rangers, Chisenhall is the talk of baseball. That's because Chisenhall became just the fourth player since 1920 (when RBIs became a statistic) to have at least five hits, three homers and nine runs driven in in a game. But he's the first to do it going a perfect a 5-for-5.
The feat made him the top trending topic on Twitter, where MLB.com reporter Jordan Bastian noted the significance of Chisenhall's efforts.
Chisenhall is 4th MLB player in last 100 years with 3 HR, 5 H, 9 RBI. Last was Fred Lynn on June 18, 1975.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 10, 2014
Only 3 HR/5 H/9 RBI games: Walker Cooper (June 6, 1949), Gil Hodges (Aug. 31, 1950), Fred Lynn (June 18, 1975), Lonnie Baseball (tonight).— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 10, 2014
Oh by the way, the Tribe won 17-7.
The Quick and the nearly dead
Moving to Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final, the Los Angeles Kings are one victory away from the franchise's second title in three years after a 3-0 shutout of the New York Rangers. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had 32 saves in the whitewashing.
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