Once upon a time, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a third baseman who led the league in HR. He then left the Dodgers for Seattle, and then ended up with the Texas Rangers. And today, he hit three solo HR (the seventh player in history to hit 3 HR in a game, and the first since Adam Kennedy in 2002 (a game which I attended and could not believe)) to send the Rangers to the next round of the 2011 playoffs.
Meanwhile, the Rays were lowered. Get it?
photo: AP / Lynne Sladky