Lonnie Chisenhall enjoyed a monster game against the Rangers Monday night, going 5-for-5 with three home runs and nine RBI as part of a 17-7 victory. The Indians third baseman had an RBI single in the first inning, two-run homers in the second and fourth innings, an RBI double in the sixth, and a three-run blast in the eighth.
That's a whole week of offense for the entire Yankees team these days.
Chisenhall matched the Indians record with his nine RBI, which was also done by Chris James on May 4, 1991. The 25-year-old is just the fourth player since 1920 (when MLB began tracking RBI) to get five hits, three home runs, and nine RBI in one game and the first since Fred Lynn did it with the Red Sox on June 18, 1975. Going even further, Chisenhall is the first player since 1920 to do it while going a perfect 5-for-5.
Here's Chisenhall launching his third home run of the game to right field, a three-run shot to give the Indians a double-digit lead: