Two KC Royals stars from the 1990s managed to go deep three times in a game.
After George Brett’s third three home run game, the next one for Kansas City didn’t come until Bo Jackson went deep July 17, 1990, against the Yankees.
In the first inning, Jackson hit a two-run shot to drive in Brett, and did the same thing in the third. In the fifth, he smacked a three-run bomb to score Brett and Kevin Seitzer. Jackson’s seven RBIs helped Kansas City to a 10-7 win.
One year later, Danny Tartabull joined the three-homer club when he slugged solo home runs in the second and sixth innings and a two-run homer in the eighth against Oakland July 6. Despite Tartabull’s blasts and four RBIs, the Royals lost 9-7.
Two other KC Royals homered three times in a single game in the 2010s.
After Tartabull’s 1991 effort, the next time a KC star slugged three home runs in one game was Sept. 20, 2015, when newcomer Kendrys Morales, who joined the club that season to help it make another World Series push, accomplished the feat.
Morales hit solo homers in the third, fourth, and eighth innings against Detroit. He ended up with three RBIs and scored five runs to help secure a 10-3 Kansas City victory that was never in doubt.
One year later, Lorenzo Cain made his mark against the Yankees May 10 when he hit solo shots in the third and eighth innings, and a three-run home run in the fifth. Although he had five RBIs, Kansas City lost 10-7.
KC Royals players have hit three home runs in one game 10 different times.