Today in Tribe History: June 9, 2014
Bob Toth | On 09, Jun 2015
2014 – Lonnie Chisenhall has a day he will never forget, as the Indians third baseman goes a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate and drives in nine runs to tie Cleveland’s franchise record in a 17-7 destruction of the Rangers in Texas.
The Indians scored three in the first, including an RBI-single from Chisenhall to score the second run. He came up again in the second and, with two outs, hit a two-run homer down the right field line to make it an 8-1 lead. The Rangers scored three runs in the third to chase starter T.J. House, but Chisenhall came to the plate with Jason Kipnis on base again and sent his second homer of the night deep to the seats in right-center to make it a 12-4 Tribe lead.
Chisenhall drove in his sixth run on the night in the top of the sixth, as his RBI-double to left-center scored Michael Brantley. After three straight singles to lead off the eighth, he tied the club record with his seventh, eighth, and ninth RBI of the day on a three-run blast down the right field line, his third homer of the game. The five-hit game raised his season batting average to .385.
The record day tied Chris James’ nine, the team’s club record, set May 4th, 1991 in Oakland against the Athletics.