Best Hitter Performance, No. 2: Wood Connects for Four Knocks in Win Over Durham

Wood falls triple shy of cycle in 11-6 victory

Eric Wood watches his opposite-field double on June 28 against Durham. (Photo by Adam Pintar)

By Cheyne Reiter / Indianapolis Indians | October 5, 2017 11:46 AM ET

INDIANAPOLIS - Eric Wood edged Jason Rogers' four-hit game from June 28 against Durham with one of his own against the Bulls in the same contest, except Wood bested Rogers by doubling and having three RBI instead of one to earn the No. 2 spot on Best Hitter Performances in 2017.


Trailing 2-0 through 3 ½ innings, Wood followed a Rogers single with a game-tying home run to the left-field berm. Wood hit his long ball off Bulls right-hander Hunter Wood, sending a 2-0 fastball out for his ninth dinger of the season.


One inning later, Wood one-hopped the wall in the right-field corner for an RBI double that pushed Indy's advantage to 7-2. The two-bagger was his 19th of the year.


The 24-year-old added singles in the seventh and eighth off righties Chih-Wei Hu and Neil Wagner giving him the fourth four-hit game of his career and first since Sept. 7, 2015 with Double-A Altoona.

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