Seattle outfielder Raul Ibanez broke a club record when he drove in six runs in the incredible 11 run seventh inning last night. The previous record was held by Ken Griffey Jr. who he drove in five runs in an inning.
Ibanez came up with a huge grand slam early in the inning, only to find himself to come up again with the bases loaded. This time he "only" could come up with a two run single.
The only person to hit two grand slams in the same inning was Fernando Tatis back in 1999. Ibanez said that this time up he was simply trying to keep it in the park, as the likelihood of hitting another grand slam was "not very likely."
The 11 runs in an inning was also a season high for the team. The previous record was five runs, which the club had managed to do several times in 2008.
All of this came from a team that has been deemed a huge disappointment. Widely considered to contend for a division title, there has been few bright spots this season for the last place M's.
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