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Prince Fielder homers three times, ties Matt Kemp for NL lead

Sep 28, 2011, 1:02 AM EDT

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Prince Fielder took Pirates pitchers deep three times Tuesday to drive in five of the Brewers’ runs in a 6-4 victory.

The outburst moved Fielder into a tie with Matt Kemp atop the NL home run leaderboard.  Both have 38, one more of Albert Pujols in third place.

It’s the ninth three-homer game this season and the third by a Brewer.  Corey Hart hit three homers against the Nationals on May 23, and Casey McGehee had the season’s most recent three-homer game, pulling off the feat Aug. 3 against the Cardinals.

Fielder is now alone in second place in the NL with 120 RBI, four behind Kemp.  He entered the day tied with Ryan Howard.

If Fielder can at least stay even with Kemp on Wednesday, he’d have his second NL home run crown.  He led the league with 50 homers as a 23-year-old in 2007.

Fielder is also looking for his first .300 season.  Tonight’s performance pushed his average up to .299.

  1. channingtaintum - Sep 28, 2011 at 1:14 AM

    Those first two Prince rocked were monsters, and if not for the glass, Rickie’s shot would have ended up in the restaurant’s kitchen.

    Axford now tied for the Saves lead, and the Brewers have now tied the 1979 and ’82 clubs with 95 victories.

    Oh yeah, may I also add they locked up home-field for the NLDS!

    Great night to be a Brewers fan, good luck Crew.

    • channingtaintum - Sep 28, 2011 at 1:34 AM

      Well, so much for the home-field tonight, I posted that as the Dodgers had a 5 run 10th inning lead with 2 outs. And of course the D-Backs get a walk-off grand slam. Wow, tomorrow’s gonna full of dramatic finishes.

  2. vikesfansteve - Sep 28, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    Reggie Jackson had 37 Home runs & so did Mark McGwire.

    Barry Bonds had 39 dingers.

    At the All Star break……………………….

    • channingtaintum - Sep 28, 2011 at 12:54 PM

      And if I’m not mistaken, your Twins have about 39 homers as a team all year.
      Enjoy watching the Vikes blow another this weekend, bud.

      • vikesfansteve - Sep 28, 2011 at 3:22 PM

        How do your mom & Dad enjoy knowing you blow your bud’s?

        My Twins? Shut up. Loser.

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