MLB: On! Royals’ Andrew Benintendi is on a hot streak that hasn’t been seen since 1950

How good has the left fielder been for the Kansas City Royals, Andrew Benintendi, in your last seven games? Well, last Wednesday he got a hit in a game on September 8th. That may sound confusing, but there is a simple explanation.

Major League Baseball made a scoring change that converted a fielder’s choice (filled ball) producing run runs against the Baltimore Orioles on September 8, modifying it into an RBI single by Benintendi:

That means Benintendi had a four-hitter against the Orioles, the third time in his last seven games that he had four or more hits. That includes five singles and four RBIs Wednesday in the Royals’ 12-10 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Kauffman Stadium.

Benintendi has been doing that. In his last seven games, he is hitting .613 with 19 hits in 31 at-bats. He has three doubles, three home runs and 17 RBIs. The last major league player with 19 hits and 17 RBIs in a seven-game stretch: the second baseman of the Red Sox Hall of Fame Bobby Doerr in 1950.

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Royals postgame notes say Benintendi’s 19 hits are the most by a Royals player in a seven-game span since Johnny Damon was 19 from July 16-22, 2000. Benintendi is just the Royals’ second player with 17 RBIs in seven games. Raúl Ibañez, was 17 from July 14 to 19, 2002.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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