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Tampa Bay’s Upton hits 3 homers against Rangers

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POSTED September 10, 2012 1:11 a.m.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay center fielder B.J. Upton hit three homers Sunday against the Texas Rangers, tying the team record.

Upton connected for a first-pitch leadoff shot against Roy Oswalt in the first. He added solo shots against Martin Perez in the fourth and sixth.

The other Tampa Bay players with three-homer games are Evan Longoria (2008) and Jonny Gomes (2005).



Players who have hit three or more home runs in a game this season:

American League

4 — Josh Hamilton, Texas at Baltimore, May 8.

3 — Curtis Granderson, N.Y. Yankees vs. Minnesota, April 19.

3 — Adrian Beltre, Texas vs. Baltimore, Aug. 22.

3 — Chris Davis, Baltimore vs. Toronto, Aug. 24.

3 — B.J. Upton, Tampa Bay vs. Texas, Sept. 9

National League

3 — Ryan Braun, Milwaukee at San Diego, April 30.

3 — Joey Votto, Cincinnati vs. Washington, May 13.

3 — Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado vs. Houston, May 30.

3 — Jason Kubel, Arizona vs. Houston, July 21.

3 — Ike Davis, N.Y. Mets at Arizona, July 28.

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