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Yeah, Lonnie Chisenhall had a decent night at the plate: 5-5, 3 HR, 9 RBI (vids)

Third baseman Lonnie Chisenhall single-handedly throttled the Texas Rangers pitching staff on Monday night, going 5-5 with three home runs (above) and nine RBI in the Cleveland Indians 17-7 dismantling of the Texas Rangers.

The 9 RBI tied a club record and Chisenhall became the first major leaguer to have at least three homers, five hits and nine RBI in a game since Boston Red Sox’s Fred Lynn did it on June 18, 1975 in a season where he won the Rookie of the Year award.

“I know a game like tonight is kind of a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” said Chisenhall, via The Plain Dealer. “I’m just so happy for this team to win the series and to get on the plane win. There were just so many good things tonight.”

The red-hot slugger was so loosey-goosey on his career night that he was seen dancing to “Y.M.C.A.” in the field during an eight-minute delay during the sixth inning when home plate umpire Jim Wolf ultimately had to leave the game after being struck in the mask by a foul tip.

“There were a lot of strange things happening out on the field tonight,” said Chisenhall.

Yeah, strange, indeed, not to mention a pretty decent night at the plate, to boot.

(dancing video via @Indians)