It was a one-man show by Ryan Mountcastle. He posted a whopping 9 RBIs in just one game.
Baltimore Mount Castle started as first baseman 3 times in the 2023 Major League (MLB) home game against Oakland held at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on the 12th (Korean time), 3 hits in 4 at bats, including two home runs, 9 scored a hit. It is the most RBIs in one individual game (previous 4 RBIs).
With 5 homers and 18 RBIs, Mountcastle rose to the sole lead in RBIs in the American League. In the home run category, he tied for the lead with Chicago White Sox Lewis Robert Jr.
Mountcastle led the team from the first at-bat. In the bottom of the 1st inning when the score was 0-1, the center fielder hit a sacrifice fly from 1st out and 3rd base. In the meantime, third base runner Austin Hays stepped home.
At the end of the 3rd inning, he played the role of a ‘fixer’. He received 4 pitches from opponent starter Kyle Muller with 2 out, 1st and 3rd base and hit a heavy hit. Third base runner Adley Luchman scored to tie the game 2-2.
When the home team’s mound gave out 5 points only in the beginning of the 5th inning and the score gap widened, Mount Castle came out once again. Musa attacked Mueller’s 4th fastball from 1st and 2nd base and fired 3 runs over the middle fence. In an instant, the gap between the two teams narrowed to one point.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, when Baltimore succeeded in reversing with Hayes’ one RBI and timely hit, Mount Castle put a wedge in the team’s victory.
The 2nd baseman pulled the slider on the 4th pitch of Danny Jimenez and exploded the left run. He didn’t miss a misplaced pitch driven into the middle and connected it to a home run. It was the 9th RBI.
According to MLB.com, the official homepage of the major leagues, Baltimore’s club history of ‘9 RBIs in one game’ is the first time in 38 years since Eddie Murray in 1985. Even before that, there was Jim Gentile in 1961. 메이저사이트
Across the two major leagues, only 42 players have recorded more than 9 RBIs in a single game. Most recently, Adam Duvall swept nine RBIs against the Miami Marlins on September 10, 2020, during his Atlanta Braves days. The record for most RBIs in a big league game is held by Jim Bottomley in 1924 and Mark Wheaton (12 RBIs) in 1993.
Thanks to Mountcastle’s great performance, Baltimore defeated Oakland 12-8 and won its second straight game.