Suzuki homers, doubles twice en route to passing Victorino on RBI list

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Kurt Suzuki No Ka Oi, at least when it comes to driving in runs.

The former Baldwin high school standout clubbed a two-run homer and added a pair of two-RBI doubles in the Twins’ 14-10 win over the Phillies Tuesday, passing Shane Victorino for most career RBI by a Hawai’i-born player with 495.

Suzuki came into Tuesday tied with Victorino’s 489 career runs driven in. He passed Victorino in the third inning, doubling deep to center field to score a pair of runs.

In the 5th, Suzuki smoked a two-run home run to left field. The blast was his second in four days and fourth of the season.

The Wailuku native added to his monster day in the 8th, doubling again deep to left to plate another pair of runs.

When the dust settled, Kurt finished 4-5 with two doubles, a homer, and a career best 6 RBI.

Suzuki is now hitting .265 with 25 runs batted in this season.

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