In Monday's game at Yankee Stadium, Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager became the first player in franchise history to hit a home run, two triples and a double in the same game, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Seager was already heating up before Monday's contest, as he had six hits—including two home runs—over the previous four games. Still, nobody could have guessed what was coming, even in a matchup against middling Yankees right-hander David Phelps.
Seager didn't waste any time Monday night, as he hammered a triple to left-center field to lead off the second inning in his first plate appearance of the game. The ball hit the outfield wall in the air, falling just a few feet short of a home run.
The 26-year-old third baseman had just four career triples entering Monday's game, but he recorded his second of the night in his second plate appearance. No. 2 was far different from the first, with Seager blooping one down the left-field line, then benefiting from a mental error by Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who thought the ball was hit foul.
Seager thus became the first visiting player since Shannon Stewart in 1997 to hit multiple triples against the Yankees at home, per ESPN Stats & Info.
Seager then flied out in the sixth inning, but bounced back strong with a double in the eighth. Finally, he delivered a knockout blow in the top of the ninth inning, extending the Mariners' lead to 10-2 with a three-run homer to right field.
When the dust settled, Seager had improved his 2014 slash line from .258/.344/.453 to .272/.355/.505, while the three runs batted in brought his season total to 36, and a trio of runs left him at 24 for the year.
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