Indians catcher Kelly Shoppach tied a major league record Wednesday night with five extra-base hits — two home runs and three doubles.

Primarily a backup during his career, Shoppach broke loose in the Detroit-Cleveland game that was tied 12-all through nine innings.


CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians catcher Kelly Shoppach tied a major league record Wednesday night with five extra-base hits — two home runs and three doubles.
Primarily a backup during his career, Shoppach broke loose in the Detroit-Cleveland game that was tied 12-all through nine innings.
Shoppach doubled and scored in the second, third and fifth innings. He hit a two-run homer in the sixth and tied the score at 12 with a one-out solo homer in the ninth.
Shoppach became the eighth player in the majors to get five extra-base hits in a game, including two before 1900. He was only the second AL player to accomplish the feat — Indians Hall of Famer Lou Boudreau did it in 1946 with one homer and four doubles.
Shawn Green was the last player to do it in the majors. He homered four times and doubled for the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 23, 2002.
Shoppach, who started his career in 2005 with Boston, began the day hitting .254 with 14 doubles and nine home runs. He has gotten more playing time this season following an injury to No. 1 catcher Victor Martinez.