Best Hitter Performance, No. 3: Rogers Collects Four Hits in Final Game with Tribe

Slugger helps Indy overcome a 2-0 deficit vs. eventual Triple-A National Champions

Jason Rogers hit his last home run in a Tribe uniform on June 28 against Durham. (Photo by Adam Pintar)

By Cheyne Reiter / Indianapolis Indians | October 4, 2017 10:13 AM ET

INDIANAPOLIS - Jason Rogers went out in style after 1 ½ seasons with the Indianapolis Indians. In his last of 174 games in a Tribe uniform, the 29-year-old slugger recorded the eighth four-hit game of his career to help Indy to an 11-6 win over Durham, the eventual 2017 Triple-A National Champions.


On June 28 against the Bulls, Rogers tallied hits in each of his final four trips to the plate. Indy trailed 2-0 entering the bottom of the fourth, but Rogers' one-out single set up back-to-back home runs by Eric Wood and Erich Weiss that gave Indy a 3-2 lead.


In the fifth Rogers followed a Danny Ortiz three-run blast with another single and after a wild pitch, raced home from second on an RBI double by Wood.


Two innings later, Rogers smashed a leadoff home run off Chih-Wei Hu that pushed the Indians' advantage to six at 10-4. He then laced a run-scoring single in the eighth to cap off the 11-6 final score.


The four-hit effort was the first for Rogers since Sept. 13, 2015, with Milwaukee at Pittsburgh.


Rogers hit .274 (171-for-625) with 15 home runs, 27 doubles and 74 RBI in his Tribe career. He finished his 2017 campaign with Japan's Hanshin Tigers, where he hit five home runs and drove in 23 runs in 40 contests.

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