Naylor hit two home runs and had 8 RBI in the Guardians’ epic come-from-behind victory.
Naylor’s first home run was a game-tying grand slam in the top of the ninth inning.
He then followed it up with a three-run home run to put the Guardians ahead in the top of the 11th.
In fact, Naylor made some history with his epic night, becoming the first player to record an 8+ RBI game in the eighth inning or later since 1920, when MLB began tracking RBI as a stat.
AMAZING update from @EliasSports:
Josh Naylor is the first player to record 8+ RBI in a game in the 8th inning or later since RBI became official (1920) https://t.co/PCC0TSr6l4
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) May 10, 2022
Naylor Puts On A Show
This is quite unbelievable.
Naylor was 0-for-2 until his RBI double in the eighth, but it was his home runs that turned the game on its ear.
But this is a nice little bit of history.
Eight RBI in one game is already quite impressive, but to do it in the eighth inning or later is even more amazing.
“The Human Tornado,” as they call him Cleveland, came up clutch and gave the whole city of Cleveland and the Guardians’ fanbase a reason to get fired up, especially since they rallied from such a big deficit against a team like the White Sox, who ran away with the AL Central title in 2021.
It’s always cool to see some history made, but a game in which a player records eight RBI is something special and something that is so rare to see.
The Guardians’ win put them over the .500 mark at 15-14
Perhaps they gained a little momentum from this comeback.