Kim sets an MLB single-game record with three doubles, falling just two short of a multi-hit performance.
For the third time in three games, San Diego Padres outfielder Ha-Sung Kim (27) had a multi-hit game (two or more hits in a game) and stole a Major League Baseball single-game record three bases.
Kim went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double, a walk, two RBIs, two runs scored and three stolen bases in the leadoff spot in the lineup against the visiting Houston Astros of Major League Baseball’s 2023 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Monday (Sept. 9).
After going hitless in games against the Philadelphia Phillies on the 6th and 7th, Kim hit for the first time in three games after going 6-for-6 with two doubles and three RBIs against Philadelphia on the 5th. It’s also been three games since he’s had a multi-hit game and RBI production.
After singling to left field in his first at-bat, Kim put runners on second and third with two outs in the top of the second inning with his team trailing 2-1, then lined a 149-mile-per-hour slider from Houston right-hander Hunter Braun for a two-run double to right.
After leading off the fifth with a walk, Kim stole second when Fernando Tatis Jr. struck out. It was his 32nd stolen base of the season, which came in a four-game stretch against the San Francisco Giants on April 4.
He also scored on Juan Soto’s double to right field.
In the seventh inning, Ha-Sung Kim led off with a single to left field on a changeup from Jose Urquidi that hit the third baseman.
After stealing second on Soto’s at-bat, Kim went on to steal third after Soto grounded out. He now has 34 stolen bases on the season.
This is the second time he has stolen three bases in a game, the first coming on Aug. 10 against the Seattle Mariners. It also tied his single-game record.
Manny Machado doubled to center field to score Kim.
In his final at-bat in the eighth, Kim was retired on a grounder to first base.
Kim’s batting average increased from .271 to .273 (130-for-476). His RBI increased to 57 and his runs scored to 79.
He has already surpassed his single-season major league records for runs scored (58 in 2022) and stolen bases (12 in 2022).
He has 130 hits, the same as last year, and is one hit away from tying the big league record. His RBIs are also within two of last year’s 59.
San Diego swept Houston 먹튀검증 11-2 behind Kim’s performance.