Carlos and Carlos and Other Seven RBI Games

 

Carlos Ruiz

Carlos Ruiz drove home seven runs in the Phils 15-13 11-inning loss to the Braves. BTW: According to STATS LLC, it was the highest-scoring extra-inning game in the majors since Cleveland beat Kansas City 15-13 in 10 innings in 2006.

Ruiz had three hits, including a three-run homer in the 7th and a three-run double in the 8th. He was the first Phillies hitter to drive in seven runs since Ryan Howard against the Yankees on June 20, 2006, also a Philadelphia loss.

This is the 51st time since 1918 that a catcher has had a 7+ RBI game. Ramon Hernandez, Smokey Burgess, Bill Dickey, and Johnny Bench are the catchers who have done it twice.

This is the 19th 7+ RBI game for the Phils since 1918:

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP
1 Carlos Ruiz 2012-05-02 ATL L 13-15 6 5 2 3 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 1
2 Jayson Werth 2008-05-16 TOR W 10-3 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 0
3 Ryan Howard 2006-06-20 NYY L 7-9 5 4 2 3 0 1 2 7 1 1 0 0
4 Robert Person 2002-06-02 MON W 18-3 4 3 3 2 0 0 2 7 1 0 1 0
5 Rico Brogna 1999-08-25 SDP W 15-1 5 5 3 4 2 0 2 7 0 0 1 0
6 Greg Luzinski 1977-06-11 ATL W 13-10 5 4 1 3 2 0 1 7 1 1 0 0
7 Mike Schmidt 1976-04-17 CHC W 18-16 6 6 4 5 0 0 4 8 0 0 0 0
8 Dick Allen 1968-09-29 NYM W 10-3 5 4 3 3 0 0 3 7 1 0 1 0
9 Don Demeter 1961-09-12 LAD W 19-10 6 5 5 4 0 0 3 7 1 0 1 0
10 Willie Jones 1958-08-20 STL W 12-2 5 5 2 4 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 0
11 Del Ennis 1955-07-23 STL W 7-2 4 4 3 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0
12 Del Ennis 1950-07-27 CHC W 13-3 5 5 1 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0
13 Granny Hamner 1948-07-17 STL W 11-10 5 5 0 3 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0
14 Dolph Camilli 1935-04-19 NYG W 18-7 6 5 2 2 0 0 2 7 1 0 0 0
15 Cy Williams 1927-05-20 (2) CIN W 15-2 5 5 2 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0
16 Russ Wrightstone 1926-06-11 PIT W 13-11 6 6 3 4 2 1 1 7 0 0 0 0
17 Cy Williams 1923-05-11 STL W 20-14 6 5 4 3 0 0 3 7 1 0 0 0
18 Johnny Mokan 1923-05-11 STL W 20-14 6 4 3 3 1 0 2 7 2 0 0 0
19 Lee King 1922-04-28 BRO W 10-7 5 5 1 4 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 0
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Carlos Beltran celebrates after homering

In the Cardinals 12-3 win over the Pirates last night, Carlos Beltran also had seven RBI. Beltran had a three-run homer in the 1st, an RBI single in the 2nd, and another three-run homer in the 3rd. Beltran topped his previous RBI high of six and his single in the 5th gave him his 21st four-hit game.

This was the 21st time since 1918 that a Cardinal had at least seven RBI in a game:

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO HBP SF
1 Jim Bottomley 1929-07-06 (2) PHI W 28-6 5 4 4 0 0 1 7 2 0 0 0 0
2 George Hendrick 1978-08-25 ATL W 11-10 5 3 4 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 1 0
3 Stan Musial 1954-08-05 BRO W 13-4 4 3 2 0 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 1
4 Enos Slaughter 1947-06-29 (2) CIN W 17-2 6 3 3 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0
5 Enos Slaughter 1946-08-11 (1) CIN W 15-4 6 1 5 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0
6 Augie Bergamo 1945-07-04 (2) NYG W 19-2 6 4 5 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
7 Chick Hafey 1931-08-23 (1) BSN W 16-1 5 2 5 1 0 2 8 1 0 0 0 0
8 Jim Bottomley 1924-09-16 BRO W 17-3 6 3 6 1 0 2 12 0 0 0 0 0
9 Carlos Beltran 2012-05-02 PIT W 12-3 5 2 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
10 Rick Ankiel 2007-09-06 PIT W 16-4 4 4 3 1 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 0
11 Mark McGwire 2000-05-18 PHI W  7-2 4 3 3 0 0 3 7 1 1 0 0 0
12 Fernando Tatis 1999-04-23 LAD W 12-5 5 2 2 0 0 2 8 0 0 2 0 0
13 Mark Whiten 1993-09-07 (2) CIN W 15-2 5 4 4 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 0 0
14 George Hendrick 1982-06-29 PHI W 15-3 4 2 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 1
15 Dane Iorg 1980-08-28 ATL W 11-2 5 1 3 2 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 0
16 Ken Reitz 1977-06-28 (2) PIT W 13-3 5 3 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 0 0
17 Dick Allen 1970-06-02 SFG W 12-1 5 3 3 0 0 2 7 0 0 1 0 0
18 Stan Musial 1961-06-23 SFG W 10-5 4 2 2 0 0 2 7 1 1 0 0 0
19 Ken O’Dea 1942-05-03 (1) BRO W 14-10 5 1 2 1 0 1 7 0 0 2 0 0
20 Ripper Collins 1934-06-02 (1) PIT W 13-4 4 3 3 0 1 2 7 1 0 0 0 0
21 Albert Pujols 2009-04-11 HOU W 11-2 4 2 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
22 Scott Rolen 2006-09-15 SFG W 14-4 4 2 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
23 Albert Pujols 2006-08-22 NYM L  7-8 4 2 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 1 0 0
24 Leo Durocher 1935-07-15 BSN W 13-6 4 2 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0
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Enos Slaughter, Jim Bottomley, George Hendrick, Albert Pujols, and Stan Musial did it twice each for St. Louis.

The overall leader since 1918 in 7+ RBI games is Lou Gehrig who did it nine times. Ted Williams did it six times and Alex Rodriguez, Jimmie Foxx, and Joe DiMaggio did it five times each.