Did it feel like every day this week had something really weird happen? We thought so too. With a research assist to our friends at Baseball Reference and the Elias Sports Bureau, we picked out our favorite from each day's slate of games:
Monday: It was already a 14-inning game, but Brandon Crawford probably wanted it to be longer. Crawford raked a triple, a double and five singles to record just the sixth seven-hit game in major-league history and the first since Rennie Stennett of the Pirates on Sept. 16, 1975. Crawford and Stennett are the only players to have a triple and a double within their seven-hit game, and Crawford also stole a base along the way. He joins Wilbert Robertson, catcher for the 1892 Baltimore Orioles, as the only players ever with seven hits and a steal.
Tuesday: Kyle Seager extended everyone's evening with a three-run homer in the eighth inning for the Seattle Mariners. After Victor Martinez homered in the 15th, Seager evened it up again with an RBI single, the first game in team history when the same player had two tying hits after the eighth inning. Mike Zunino then won it with the Mariners' latest-ever sacrifice fly, topping Greg Briley's 14th-inning version against the Brewers on Aug. 26, 1991.
Wednesday: The Kansas City Royals had another memorable walk-off against the Chicago White Sox as Lorenzo Cain singled with two out in the 14th after the teams traded runs in the 11th. It was the furthest into a game that the Royals had walked off since Mike MacFarlane's 16th-inning sacrifice fly beat Baltimore on June 15, 1996.
Thursday: The Houston Astros dumped 25 runs on the Twins in a rain-induced doubleheader. It was the Astros' first doubleheader sweep since taking two in Pittsburgh in 2005, and the second-most runs they've ever scored in one day. They beat the Mets 16-3 and 11-5 on July 30, 1969. Carlos Correa on Thursday became the first Astro to homer in both games of a twinbill since Luis Gonzalez on Aug. 10, 1993, at Wrigley Field.
Friday: The Chicago Cubs launched five homers out of Wrigley Field, their first time doing so against the rival St. Louis Cardinals since 2003 ... in a game they lost. They hadn't hit five in a home win over the Cards since May 12, 1956. Jerome Williams was the first Cardinals reliever to allow four longballs since Brett Tomko in another 2003 game.
Saturday: Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge both made their major-league debuts, already the first time two New York Yankees starters were doing so since Jim Lyttle and John Ellis on May 17, 1969. Then they both homered. It's the first time ever that two players in the same game homered in their first career plate appearances, but it's actually not the first time two players in one contest have done it in their first game. The other pair came from opposite benches: Ernie Koy (Dodgers) and Heinie Mueller (Phillies) both went deep on Opening Day 1938.
Sunday: Mookie Betts homered in his first two at-bats as the Boston Red Sox rolled to victory. Betts also went deep in both the first and second innings May 31 and again June 1; he's the first player ever to do it three times in a season. Only six others have even done it three times in a career: Hanley Ramirez, Curtis Granderson, Alfonso Soriano, Gary Sheffield, Willie Mays and Lou Gehrig. Betts added a third dinger later Sunday, just as he did May 31; the only other Red Sox hitter to have two three-homer games in a season was Ted Williams in 1957.
More from the week
Brewers, Thursday: First time in team history scoring in every inning they batted; first in majors to do so since the Tigers in 2014.
Cardinals, Monday: First time scoring five runs in bottom of ninth to win since 2005.
Indians, Friday: First team to steal eight bases since the Rangers in 2010; tied team record last accomplished against Senators on Aug. 27, 1917.
Michael Fulmer, Sunday: First Tigers pitcher to throw a four-hit shutout (or fewer) with no walks and nine strikeouts since Mickey Lolich against the Angels, Aug. 18, 1972.