In a final nod to the Rio Olympics, there was so much weirdness this week that we had to introduce a "minimum qualifying standard" of two home runs and five RBIs to make our post. Thanks to Baseball Reference and the Elias Sports Bureau for research assistance.
Ryan Schimpf's second home run Friday was a three-run walk-off in the 10th inning. He's the sixth player in San Diego Padres history to hit a walk-off as part of a two-homer game (the most recent was Ryan Ludwick in 2011), and the first of those to drive in five runs. Schimpf is just the third player in franchise history to hit two doubles in addition to his two homers and five RBIs. Another Ryan (Klesko, in 2001) did it, as did outfielder Sixto Lezcano in 1982.
Schimpf overshadowed the Diamondbacks' Jean Segura, who had five hits and three steals. He was the second Diamondback to do that and the first in the majors since Dee Gordon in 2014. The other Diamondback was current Brewers manager Craig Counsell in 2005.
Not to worry. The Diamondbacks have two entrants of their own in this event. Rickie Weeks and Yasmany Tomas combined to drive in 11 runs on Wednesday. They are the first teammates in Diamondbacks history to hit two homers and five RBIs in the same game and the first in the majors since 2009.
Justin Upton had a pair of three-run homers for the Detroit Tigers on Sunday in his fourth career "two-and-five" game. The oddity is that he has had one such game with each team he has played for (the Diamondbacks, Braves and Padres are the others). He is currently (until the next one) the only player with exactly four such career games with four different teams.
Nolan Arenado matched Upton with two three-run dingers on Sunday, which was the third time this year that he has hit two homers and driven in at least five runs. All of those, naturally, were at Coors Field; the only other player to do that three times in a season at Coors was Andres Galarraga (four in 1996).
Adrian Gonzalez had two homers and five RBIs on Wednesday, and he was the first Dodger to do so since ... Chase Utley on Tuesday. The last time the Dodgers had players with that line in back-to-back games was June 29-30, 1996, by Mike Piazza and Raul Mondesi.
Our final entrant, Mookie Betts, who qualified with a three-homer game last Sunday, met the standard again Tuesday. It was his fourth "two-and-five" game this year, and that's the most since Jose Bautista in 2010. The only other Red Sox hitter with four such games in a season was Jimmie Foxx in 1938.
All told, there have been 14 "two-and-five" games in the majors since Aug. 12. Since RBIs became an official stat in 1920, that's the most in any 10-day span.
More from this week:
Tyler Naquin, Friday: First walk-off, inside-the-park home run since Angel Pagan's in 2013. It was the second in Indians history; the other was by Robert "Braggo" Roth against the Browns on Aug. 13, 1916.
Orioles, Friday: First team to hit four home runs before making an out. They are also the first team to hit four homers in the first inning and lose.
Andrew Benintendi, Sunday: Youngest Red Sox batter with a homer and a triple since Dwight Evans in his fifth game on Sep. 20, 1972.