Luis Matos

Matos breaks 103-year-old Giants record with four RBI vs. Rockies

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Luis Matos is off to a historic start in his second MLB season with the Giants.

After driving in five runs in San Francisco's 10-5 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday at Oracle Park, the young outfielder continued his hot stretch on Saturday.

Matos blasted a three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, collecting his 12th, 13th and 14th RBI this season in the process.

Matos' 14 RBI through his first six games this season were tied for the most in Giants franchise history with George "High Pockets" Kelly, who set the record in 1921.

That is, until his next plate appearance.

Two innings later, Matos scored Matt Chapman from first base with a scorching double to left-center field in the bottom of the third, giving him 15 RBI on the season and the franchise record.

According to MLB's Sarah Langs, Matos' nine RBI in a two-game span also tied the record for the most by a Giants player 22 years old or younger with none other than Orlando Cepeda, who set the record in 1959.

And if you thought Matos was done for the day, you would be mistaken.

In the bottom of the eighth, with the Giants leading 9-4, Matos knocked in two more runs with a one-out single to left-center, giving him six RBI in the game and 11 in two games. And with that, Matos also matched the modern Giants franchise record for RBI in consecutive games, along with Jack Clark in 1982 and Bill Terry in 1932, who both also drove in 11 runs over a two game span per The Athletic's Andrew Baggarly.

It's safe to say Matos is off to a phenomenal start, and the Giants' offense certainly needed it.

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