San Diego Padres third baseman Christian Villanueva went 3-for-3 with three home runs and five RBIs in an 8-4 win over the visiting Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.
Villanueva hit solo homers off Kyle Freeland in the second and fourth innings, then added a three-run shot off Antonio Senzatela in the seventh.
In 12 games with the Padres in 2017, the 26-year-old native of Guadalajara, Mexico, hit .344 with four homers and seven RBIs in 32 at-bats.
Villanueva said he’s felt locked in before, but I’ve never hit three home runs.”
I’d say luck. It’s one of those nights where you go out and have fun with your game and things turned out the way they did. I have a lot of dreams and I have a lot of goals, and little by little I’m starting to reach them.”
Villanueva forced his way onto the 25-man roster with a hot spring, and he’ll start again at third base on Wednesday night, manager Andy Green said.
It’s fun watching guys succeed like that,” Green said. A guy that’s earning everything he’s getting right now. Fought his way to the big leagues. … You see the power; it’s real. It was a fun game for him, one I’m sure he’ll remember for the rest of his life.”
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