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The Dodgers are going bananas with triples against the Giants

Jul 26, 2014, 12:28 AM EDT

Yasiel Puig Yasiel Puig

It’s only the sixth inning, but the visiting Dodgers have already mashed five triples, including three by Yasiel Puig. Puig tripled and scored in the first. Then, in the fifth, Dee Gordon and Puig hit back-to-back run-scoring triples. The five-run fifth was capped off with Matt Kemp‘s two-run triple. In the sixth, Puig laced his third triple of the game, bringing in Gordon once again to give the Dodgers a 7-0 lead.

The White Sox were the last team to hit at least five triples in a game, doing so on August 16, 2011 against the Indians. The Dodgers have only done so once, way back in 1921 on July 7 against the New York Giants, according to the Play Index at Baseball Reference, which goes back to 1914.

The last player to triple three times in a game was Denard Span, then with the Twins, on June 29, 2010 against the Tigers. Puig tied a Dodgers all-time record with three triples in one game, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

  1. garypagetwo - Jul 26, 2014 at 1:12 AM

    I know this SITE has a hard on for PUIG .. P.S …………….. FLASH IN THE PAN .. HE SUCKS

    • kkkershaw22 - Jul 26, 2014 at 2:43 AM

      Don’t hate the player hate the game old man

    • byesac - Jul 26, 2014 at 6:03 AM

      You’re a moron.

    • stercuilus65 - Jul 26, 2014 at 6:14 AM

      Poor gary has a raging case of penis envy.

    • dannymac17 - Jul 26, 2014 at 2:33 PM

      what a dillweed

  2. kingscourt25 - Jul 26, 2014 at 1:48 AM

    Puig now hitting .315/.403/.543 on the season

  3. nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 26, 2014 at 2:18 AM

    Lost in the triple barrage, Greinke striking out 4 batters in the 3rd inning. But no triple plays.

  4. WhyDoIActuallyCare - Jul 26, 2014 at 2:39 AM

    11 hits, 5 for extra bases for the first 4 hitters in the lineup. 4 hits for the other 5 spots in the lineup – 3 for Kemp and 1 for Grienke. The offense on this team solely consists of Puig, Gordon, Hanley and Gonzalez. Sure, Ethier and Kemp will have good games every now and again, but the Dodgers really need to get some production from 3B and outfielders not named Puig if they want to get deep in the playoffs.

  5. roanboon - Jul 26, 2014 at 3:44 AM

    3 triples? Sorry, but for some strange reason sports news sources think it’s more interesting if you hit for the cycle. Two home runs and two doubles is more total bases and more run production than the cycle, but apparently it’s simply not as fun as when someone hits for the cycle.

    • twinfan24 - Jul 26, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      Someone was grumpy for being up past their bedtime.

      • roanboon - Jul 27, 2014 at 2:35 AM

        Someone can’t detect sarcasm or irony.

  6. youngosays - Jul 26, 2014 at 6:32 AM

    giants suck. Go Dodgers!!

  7. Dogsweat - Jul 26, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    And- on Harvey Milk night in San Francisco.

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