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Rockies' Charlie Blackmon goes 6-for-6 in win over D-backs

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies had a career game on Friday. (USATSI)
Charlie Blackmon of the Rockies had a career game on Friday. (USATSI)

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So Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon had a pretty good day against the Diamondbacks on Friday at the Coors Field home opener (a 12-2 win for the hosts). In six trips to the plate, Blackmon notched six hits -- including three doubles and a homer -- scored four runs and tallied five RBI out of the leadoff spot. After Friday's efforts, the 27-year-old Blackmon is now batting .563 on the season.

As for history, Blackmon has notched the first six-hit game since Alex Rios on Sept. 9 of last season. Per the Baseball-Reference Play Index, Blackmon's is the 100th six-hit game since 1914, the back end of searchable data. As for going 6-for-6, Blackmon is the 66th hitter since 1914 to pull that off. Again per the B-Ref Play Index, Blackmon's just the 21st player since 1914 to tally five or more RBI and four or more runs scored in the same game.

Coming into Friday's career day, Blackmon was a career .291/.322/.413 hitter (89 OPS+) across parts of four major-league seasons.

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