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Quite a day for the Rays

The Rays set seven team records in Tuesday's afternoon debacle:

By MARC TOPKIN, Times Staff Writer

© St. Petersburg Times
published July 24, 2002

Records broken

Runs allowed: 22 (previous record 20, at Cleveland 5/7/99 and vs. Toronto 6/25/02)

Margin of defeat: 18 (previous record 16, vs. Baltimore 8/10/99, 17-1)

Home runs allowed: 7 (previous record 6, 5 times, most recent at Oakland 9/9/00)

Extra-base hits allowed: 12 (previous record 10, vs. Seattle 5/31/98)

Total bases allowed: 45 (previous record 40, at Cleveland 5/7/99)

RBIs, opposing player: 8, Nomar Garciaparra (previous record 7, Jason Giambi, vs. Oakland 9/15/00)

Extra-base hits, inning: 6 (previous record 4, 6 times, most recent vs. Baltimore 8/14/00)

Records tied

Home runs, combined: 8 (also vs. KC 5/5/99 and vs. Minnesota 4/13/98)

Home runs, opposing player: 3, Garciaparra (also Carlos Delgado, 4/4/01)

HRs allowed in inning, pitcher: 3, Tanyon Sturtze (4 times, most recently Roberto Hernandez vs. Anaheim 4/21/00)

HRs allowed in inning, team: 4 (also at Oakland 8/1/99)

Nomar Garciaparra

Became the first major-leaguer to hit three home runs in consecutive innings

Became the first major-leaguer to hit three or more home runs, and the 12th to hit a grand slam, on his birthday

Became the fourth player this season to hit two home runs in an inning

Tied a major-league record with five homers in two game

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