Soriano Ties MLB Record with 18 RBIs in Four Games

Alfonso Soriano has joined the ranks of A

The 37-year-old Dominican baseball pro, a left fielder and second baseman for the New York Yankees, drove in four more runs to lead his team to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.

Alfonso Soriano

The Yankees won for the fifth time in six games and sent the Red Sox to their third consecutive loss. With Tampa Bay’s victory over Toronto, Boston’s lead in the division was trimmed to one game.

Soriano went 3 for 4 with a home run and four RBIs. That raised his four-game totals to 13 hits in 18 at-bats with five home runs and a Major League Baseball (MLB) record-tying 18 RBIs (along with Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Jim Bottomley, Tony Lazzeri and Sammy Sosa).

That’s exactly one RBI per at-bat, which is possible when you’ve come through with six straights hits with runners in scoring position, including a grand slam and two three-run homers.

“I’m trying to enjoy my time now here with the Yankees,” said Soriano to about his recent hot streak. “I think it’s motivation; coming back to the Yankees to try to help the team to win. That’s what is most important.”