Manny Machado #13
Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hit three home runs in the first three innings in Baltimore's 10-2 win against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. In the first inning, Machado blasted a two-run homer off Chicago starter James Shields, and in the second inning, he connected off Shields again, this time for a three-run homer. In the third inning, Machado launched his 25th homer of the season, a two-run blast off reliever Matt Albers. On this historic day, Machado was 3-for-6, scored three runs, and a career-high seven RBIs.
QUOTE: "Nothing really surprises us anymore. We just kind of look at each other and go, 'Hmm, not that easy,'" Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of Machado's latest accomplishment.
FACT: Machado is only the second player in MLB history to hit a home run in the first, second, and third inning of a game (Carl Reynolds, White Sox, July 2, 1930, at Yankee Stadium).