Ike Davis hits 3 HRs for Mets against Diamondbacks

Ike Davis hit three home runs for the New York Mets against the

Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday night.

Davis connected in his first three at-bats, all solo shots off

starter Ian Kennedy. The first baseman leads the Mets with a

career-high 20 home runs this season. He has three career

multihomer games.

He became the ninth Mets player to hit three homers in a game,

all on the road. Carlos Beltran was the last to do it on May 12,

2011, at Colorado.

Davis homered to center field in the second and fourth. He

pulled a drive down the right-field line in the sixth inning,

making him the seventh major leaguer to go deep at least three

times in a game this season.

With a chance to tie the major league record of four homers in a

game, Davis singled to right field in the eighth inning against

David Hernandez.

Josh Hamilton hit four homers for Texas in Baltimore on May

8.