Blame it on Rios

by Bill Chuck on July 10, 2013

Alex Rios went 6-for-6, tying the American League mark with six hits in a nine inning game as the White Sox beat the Tigers, 11-4. The last-place White Sox finished with season high in hits (23) and runs.

Rios is the second player to have a six-hit game this season joining Jean Segura of the Brewers.

Nine to Know

Most recent six-hit games

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO SB
1 Alex Rios 2013-07-09 CHW DET W 11-4 6 6 1 6 0 1 0 2 0 2
2 Jean Segura 2013-05-28 MIL MIN L 5-6 7 7 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
3 Adrian Gonzalez 2009-08-11 SDP MIL W 13-6 6 6 2 6 1 0 0 3 0 0
4 Freddy Sanchez 2009-05-25 PIT CHC W 10-8 6 6 4 6 1 0 1 3 0 1
5 Ian Kinsler 2009-04-15 TEX BAL W 19-6 6 6 5 6 2 1 1 4 0 1
6 Skip Schumaker 2008-07-26 STL NYM W 10-8 8 7 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 0
7 Johnny Damon 2008-06-07 NYY KCR W 12-11 6 6 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 1
8 Willie Harris 2007-07-21 ATL STL W 14-6 6 6 4 6 0 2 0 6 0 1
9 Chone Figgins 2007-06-18 LAA HOU W 10-9 6 6 1 6 1 1 0 3 0 1
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Rios became the 32nd AL player to have six hits in a nine inning game.

Top 10

Most recent AL six-hitters

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SO SB
1 Alex Rios 2013-07-09 CHW DET W 11-4 6 6 1 6 0 1 0 2 0 2
2 Ian Kinsler 2009-04-15 TEX BAL W 19-6 6 6 5 6 2 1 1 4 0 1
3 Johnny Damon 2008-06-07 NYY KCR W 12-11 6 6 1 6 1 0 0 4 0 1
4 Chone Figgins 2007-06-18 LAA HOU W 10-9 6 6 1 6 1 1 0 3 0 1
5 Raul Ibanez 2004-09-22 SEA ANA W 16-6 6 6 1 6 0 0 0 5 0 0
6 Joe Randa 2004-09-09 (1) KCR DET W 26-5 7 7 6 6 1 0 0 2 1 0
7 Omar Vizquel 2004-08-31 CLE NYY W 22-0 7 7 3 6 2 0 0 4 0 0
8 Carlos Pena 2004-05-27 DET KCR W 17-7 6 6 4 6 1 0 2 5 0 0
9 Alfonso Soriano 2004-05-08 TEX DET W 16-15 6 6 1 6 2 0 0 4 0 0
10 Frank Catalanotto 2004-05-01 (2) TOR CHW W 10-6 6 6 2 6 1 0 0 2 0 0
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Rios is the first six-hitter for the White Sox since Lance Johnson in 1995 at Minnesota.

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB
1 Alex Rios 2013-07-09 DET W 11-4 6 6 1 6 0 1 0 2 2
2 Lance Johnson 1995-09-23 MIN W 14-4 6 6 4 6 0 3 0 4 0
3 Floyd Robinson 1962-07-22 BOS W 7-3 6 6 1 6 0 0 0 1 0
4 Hank Steinbacher 1938-06-22 WSH W 16-3 6 6 3 6 1 0 0 2 0
5 Rip Radcliff 1936-07-18 (2) PHA W 21-14 7 7 4 6 2 0 0 4 0
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You may have noticed that not only did Rios have six hits, but he also had two steals

Rios is just the fourth six-hitter with at least two steals in the same game

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B RBI BB IBB SB
1 Alex Rios 2013-07-09 CHW DET W 11-4 6 6 1 6 0 1 2 0 0 2
2 Sammy Sosa 1993-07-02 CHC COL W 11-8 6 6 2 6 1 0 2 0 0 3
3 Gene Richards 1977-07-26 (2) SDP MON L 2-5 8 7 1 6 1 0 0 1 1 2
4 Max Carey 1922-07-07 PIT NYG L 8-9 9 6 3 6 1 0 2 3 0 3
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There have also been 20 players who had a six hit game including a triple

Rk Player Date Tm Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB
1 Alex Rios 2013-07-09 CHW DET W 11-4 6 6 1 6 0 1 0 2 0 2
2 Ian Kinsler 2009-04-15 TEX BAL W 19-6 6 6 5 6 2 1 1 4 0 1
3 Willie Harris 2007-07-21 ATL STL W 14-6 6 6 4 6 0 2 0 6 0 1
4 Chone Figgins 2007-06-18 LAA HOU W 10-9 6 6 1 6 1 1 0 3 0 1
5 Lance Johnson 1995-09-23 CHW MIN W 14-4 6 6 4 6 0 3 0 4 0 0
6 Rondell White 1995-06-11 MON SFG W 10-8 7 7 5 6 2 1 1 3 0 1
7 Kirby Puckett 1991-05-23 MIN TEX L 6-10 7 7 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 Rennie Stennett 1975-09-16 PIT CHC W 22-0 7 7 5 7 2 1 0 2 0 0
9 Bill Madlock 1975-07-26 CHC NYM L 8-9 6 6 1 6 0 1 0 3 0 0
10 Felix Millan 1970-07-06 ATL SFG W 12-4 6 6 2 6 1 1 0 4 0 0
11 Rocky Colavito 1962-06-24 DET NYY L 7-9 11 10 1 7 0 1 0 1 1 0
12 Cookie Lavagetto 1939-09-23 (1) BRO PHI W 22-4 7 6 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 0
13 Tony Cuccinello 1931-08-13 (1) CIN BSN W 17-3 6 6 4 6 2 1 0 5 0 0
14 Jimmie Foxx 1930-05-30 (1) PHA WSH W 7-6 7 7 0 6 2 1 0 2 0 0
15 Lloyd Waner 1929-06-15 PIT NYG L 15-20 9 8 2 6 1 1 0 2 1 0
16 Paul Waner 1926-08-26 PIT NYG W 15-7 6 6 1 6 2 1 0 2 0 0
17 Kiki Cuyler 1924-08-09 (1) PIT PHI W 16-4 6 6 3 6 3 1 0 2 0 0
18 George Burns 1924-06-19 (1) CLE DET W 16-5 6 6 2 6 3 1 0 2 0 0
19 George Sisler 1921-08-09 SLB WSH W 8-6 9 9 2 6 0 1 0 1 0 0
20 Bobby Veach 1920-09-17 DET BOS W 14-13 7 6 2 6 1 1 1 6 0 0
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Generated 7/10/2013.
All records are since 1916

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