|photo courtesy of The Plain Dealer|
the Indians played their final game against the Cincinnati Reds this year in Great American Ball Park on August 7. Michael's extra base hit came after a 1-0 count when he hit a 2-out double down the right field line in the top of the 1st inning against Homer Bailey. it was his only hit of the game, but it was all he needed to set a new record for himself.
Michael has been on a tear this year, having already set a new career high in home runs, so it was only a matter of time before he passed his old XBH high. Michael still has up to 47 games left to play in before this season wraps up, so i fully anticipate him re-setting this new career high repeatedly until 2014 is done. and i can't wait to see how many XBH he ends up with. could he hit 60? or 65? it's exciting to think about. =D