Lonnie Chisenhall hits 3 HR, has 9 RBI and had 5 hits in Indians win over the Rangers

Lonnie Chisenhall just had the game of his life

6/10/14 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Jun 7, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall (8) singles and drives in a run during the game at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Indians defeated the Rangers 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY SportsMost people looked at the headline and the first thought was "who?"

But Lonnie Chisenhall is having a hell of a season, albeit in limited at bats, and had arguably the best game of the year from any player yesterday.

Chisenhall had 3 home runs, drove in 9 runs, and could have almost single-handedly beaten the Texas Rangers, who fell to Chisenhall's Indians 17-7 last night in Arlington.

He's now hitting .385 on the season, but hasn't had enough at bats yet to qualify for the league leaderboard. Perhaps the Indians should find a way to get this guy in the lineup a little more often, since he's hitting the cover off the ball.

How great of a game did he have? Well, according to USA Today:
 
"Major League Baseball said it was the first time a player went 5 for 5 with three homers and nine RBIs, since the RBI became a statistic in 1920."

That's pretty impressive. It's only the second 9-RBI game in Indians history.

In the 4-game series against the Rangers, Chisenhall went a combined 10 for 17, with 4 HR and 13 RBI. The  Rangers are undoubtedly thrilled to see him leave.
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