Giambi homers first 3 times up
Colorado’s Jason Giambi has homered in his first three at-bats
against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.
Giambi hit a three-run drive into the second deck in right field
in the first inning off Kyle Kendrick. He lined a two-run shot off
Kendrick in the third. Giambi hit another two-run shot off Danys
Baez in the fifth.
It’s the first time the 40-year-old former AL MVP has connected
three times in one game. He has 419 career homers and 39 multihomer
games. The seven RBIs have tied a career high.
Giambi is the 12th Rockies player to go deep three times in a
game. Larry Walker was the last to do it on June 25, 2004, at
Giambi, starting at first base in place of Todd Helton, entered
the game 3 for 26 this season.