San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford said he wasn't really thinking about setting a franchise record with his seven hits against the Miami Marlins on Monday.
That sort of thing can escape you during a 14-inning game that saw the Marlins burn through their whole bullpen and send a guy who started two days prior (Andrew Cashner) back to the mound at the end.
It didn't matter. Crawford hit them all.
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How unlikely was it? Well, Crawford's hit .200 since the All-Star break and was riding a 6-for-37 stretch coming into the game.
And making it extra sweet was that he drove in the game-winning run with his final hit, scoring Brandon Belt on the second pitch he saw from Cashner.
"It doesn't happen very often that you get eight at-bats in a game," Crawford said. "I figured [seven hits] probably didn't happen a whole lot. You don't think about stuff like that when you're playing."
It's the first time in nearly 41 years that an NL player has had seven hits in a game (The Pittsburgh Pirates' Rennie Sennett did it in nine innings vs. the Cubs) and only the fifth time overall in the majors a player has had seven or more hits in a game.
Johnny Burnett holds the all-time record with nine, which he achieved with the Cleveland Indians in an 18-inning game in 1932.
Four more innings and Crawford might have tied that record, too.