Kendrys Morales has 3 homers for Royals at Detroit
DETROIT (AP) Kansas City’s Kendrys Morales has hit three home runs Sunday against the Detroit Tigers, and he also has set a team record with 15 total bases.
Morales homered in the third, fourth and eighth innings, becoming the first Kansas City player to go deep three times in a game since Danny Tartabull against Oakland on July 6, 1991.
Morales also hit a triple in the sixth – only his second of the season. He has 21 home runs on the year.
He became the second player with 15 total bases in a game this season. Yoenis Cespedes of the New York Mets did it at Colorado on Aug. 21.
George Brett held the previous Royals record of 14 total bases. He did it in a 16-inning game in 1979.