Sluggers Charlie Blackmon, of the Colorado Rockies, and Mookie Betts, of the Boston Red Sox, joined the select group that this Major League season has managed to hit three home runs in the same game.
Betts did it twice this season, joining Ted Williams as the only ones in more than 100 years to do it in the same season.
– PLAYERS WITH THREE HOME RUNS:
– National League:
Andruw McCuthcen (PIT), on Tuesday April 26 to the Rockies (one JDLa Rosa (2) and one to C.Bergman).
Aaron Hill (MIL), on Saturday, May 7 at the Reds (Finegan, Ramirez and Cothan).
Corey Seager (LAD), on Friday, June 3 at the Braves (Tehran 2 and Cervenka).
Kris Bryant (CHI), on Monday, June 27 at the Reds (Straily (2) and Ohlendor).
Yasmani Grandal (LAD), Friday, July 8 to the Padres (Cashner (2) and Domínguez).
Charlie Blackmon (COL), on Friday, August 12 at the Phillies (to Thompson, Ramos and Hernández).
– American League:
Lorenzo Cain (KCR), on Tuesday May 10 to the Yankees (Tanaka (2) and Miller).
Danny Valencia (OAK), on Sunday May 15 to Rays (Moore (2) and Geltz).
Khris Davis (OAK), on Tuesday, May 17 to Rangers (Hamels (2) and Stolleson).
Mookie Betts (BOS), Tuesday, May 31 at Orioles (Gausman 2 and Bund).
Víctor Martínez (DET), on Thursday, June 16 against Royals (2 to Duffy and 1 to Wong).
Michael Saunders (TOR), on Friday, June 17 at the Orioles (1 to Wright and 2 to Jiménez).
Hanley Ramírez (BOS), on Wednesday, July 20 against Giants (2 against Cain and 1 against Suárez).
Max Kepler (MIN), on Monday, August 1 against Indios (2 against Salazar and one against Rosario).
Manny Machado (BAL), on Sunday, August 7 at the White Sox (2 to Shields and one to Albers).
Mookie Betts (BOS), on Sunday, August 14 to D-Backs (to Greinke (2) and Lowen).
– Cycle or ladder hitters (single, double, triple and home run) National League:
Freddy Freeman (ATL), on Wednesday June 15 at Cincinnati Reds.
– American League:
Rajai Davis (CLE), on Saturday, July 2 at the Toronto Blue Jays.