Orioles third baseman Manny Machado enjoyed what would be a career day for most players through one-third of a game on Sunday. The Orioles utterly dismantled the White Sox, 10-2, and Machado hit three home runs and drove in seven through just three innings, upping his season line at the time to .309/.368/.561 with 32 doubles, 25 homers and 67 RBI.
Here's the first inning shot:
Machado became the second player ever to homer in each of the first three innings, joining Carl Reynolds, who pulled it off in 1930 (via Ryan Spaeder). He failed to drive in another run or get a hit after the three-inning binge.
Had Machado hit a fourth, he would've tied the MLB record for most homers in a game and joined Josh Hamilton, Carlos Delgado, Shawn Green, Mike Cameron, Mark Whiten, Bob Horner, Mike Schmidt, Willie Mays, Rocky Colavito, Joe Adcock, Gil Hodges, Pat Seerey, Chuck Klein and Lou Gehrig. No player has ever hit five home runs in one game.