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David Freese increases his total of three-RBI games

Third baseman David Freese came alive with the bat on Sunday. His three RBI helped the slumping St. Louis Cardinals break their three-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over San Francisco.

They were the 27-year-old’s first three RBI of the season as he went 3-for-4 including a double. Freese had not  started two of his club’s three previous games, all losses. Sunday marked his fifth three-or-more RBI game in his major league career to-date, which now consists of 95 games.

Researcher Tom Orf pulled the list below, which indicates the number of three or more RBI games logged by St. Louis players in their first 100 career games since 1920.

Freese is tied for 14th among all Cardinals, with a familiar name not surprisingly on top. When considering third basemen only, Freese ranks fourth, but still has five games to go.

Most three-or-more RBI games, first 100 career games, St. Louis Cardinals, 1920-current

Rank Games Cardinal Position
1 11 Albert Pujols 6 as 3B
2 10 Bill Howerton
T3 7 George Watkins
T3 7 Gus Mancuso
T3 7 Ray Jablonski 3B
T3 7 Jim Bottomley
T3 7 Rick Ankiel
T8 6 Rip Repulski
T8 6 Heinie Mueller
T8 6 Johnny Mize
T8 6 Nippy Jones
T8 6 Don Gutteridge 3B
T8 6 Joe Cunningham
T14 5 Fred Whitfield
T14 5 Bill Virdon
T14 5 Enos Slaughter
T14 5 Dick Sisler
T14 5 Wally Roettger
T14 5 Wally Moon
T14 5 Chick Hafey
T14 5 Showboat Fisher
T14 5 Erv Dusak
T14 5 Ripper Collins
T14 5 Ray Blades
T14 5 Steve Bilko
T14 5 David Freese 3B

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