It was a reasonably magical night time for Adolis García and the Texas Rangers towards the Oakland A’s on Saturday.
An evening that put the Rangers outfielder into reasonably rarefied air in MLB historical past.
García went 5-for-5 on the plate, mashing three residence runs — all of which got here inside the first 5 innings — and a pair of doubles because the Rangers throttled the A’s by a ultimate rating of 18 to three. He completed the sport with 16 whole bases, 8 RBI, and 5 runs, changing into simply the third participant in fashionable MLB historical past to accomplish such a feat.
García launched his first residence run within the backside of the primary, rocketing a blast into the higher deck at Globe Life Discipline:
Then within the backside of the third inning, García despatched a 95-mph fastball again the place it got here from, depositing his second residence run of the night time over the center-field wall:
García’s third residence run got here within the backside of the fifth when he turned on an offspeed pitch and pulled it to left middle:
To that time, García had notched six RBI, however he was not executed on the plate. The outfielder got here by way of with a pair of doubles within the later innings, knocking in two extra runs to complete the night time along with his 8 RBI. His final two RBI got here within the backside of the seventh when two runs had been scored after he launched a line drive to the wall in right-center:
García’s unimaginable stat line put him into some reasonably uncommon firm in each league and group, historical past. His 5 extra-base hits tied the single-game MLB file, a feat achieved simply 14 instances in baseball historical past. It was the nineteenth three-HR recreation in Rangers’ historical past, and he was the primary three-HR recreation in Globe Life Discipline historical past.
García additionally tied the group file for runs in a recreation, and his 16 whole bases had been the second-most in membership historical past, behind Josh Hamilton’s four-HR recreation again in 2012 towards the Baltimore Orioles.
After final night time, García now leads baseball with 28 RBI.