Danny Valencia of the Minnesota Twins went 4-for-4 and hit a grand slam on July 26, 2010." />
JEWISH BASEBALL NEWS — It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything like Minnesota Twins 3B Danny Valencia‘s day at the plate Monday (7/26/2010).

The 25-year-old rookie hit his first MLB home run, and it was a doozy: a first-inning grand slam against the Kansas City Royals. Valencia then went on to post a rare 4-4-4-4, getting four hits in four at-bats, scoring four runs, and driving in four more.

The performance capped a remarkable two-month run for the Florida native. Since being promoted from AAA in June, Valencia has assembled a .376 batting average, with nine RBIs and 10 runs scored in 85 at-bats.

Valencia, who has been sharing 3B duties, will need 130 plate appearances by Sept. 1 in order to qualify for the AL Rookie of the Year award.