Brandon Crawford clearly ate his Wheaties on Monday morning.
Crawford entered the San Francisco Giants’ game against the Miami Marlins in a bit of a funk, with just three hits in his last five games. But he found his stroke in the most impressive way Monday at Marlins Park, tallying hit after hit after hit — after hit after hit after hit after hit.
The Giants shortstop finished the game with seven hits, going 7-for-8 with a run scored and two RBIs in San Francisco’s extra-innings 8-7 win. Crawford’s feat tied a National League record, which only had been accomplished twice before.
Crawford’s historic achievement was the highlight of what was a pretty wild game, as the Giants and Marlins battled it out for 14 innings. The extra time allowed him to tally two additional hits, including a triple in the 13th that brought him a homer shy of the cycle.
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But Crawford’s biggest hit came one inning later, when he became the first Giant ever to record seven base knocks — and drove in the game-winning run in the process.
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Crawford’s big night did wonders for his batting average, as he raised it an incredible 13 points from .265 to .278. He still finished two shy of the all-time record — Johnny Burnett racked up nine hits for the Cleveland Indians in a 18-inning affair in 1932 — but that doesn’t make his performance Monday any less impressive. Check out all of his seven hits below.
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