Who led the Major Leagues in home runs this week? The Los Angeles Dodgers' Corey Seager (6). Who led the big leagues in RBIs? That would be his older brother, Kyle Seager (12), with Corey coming in second, with 11.
Kyle, the Seattle Mariners third baseman, also came in second in the Majors in hits (13) and runs (9) and third in batting average (.481), slugging two home runs of his own, while Little Bro hit .370 (29th in the majors) and scored seven runs (11th).
Kyle Seager was third in the big leagues with a .533 on-base percentage, while Corey -- in his first year as the Dodgers' starting shortstop -- came in third in slugging, with a 1.037 mark. Corey's 1.437 OPS was sixth among all Major League players, while Kyle's was 16th.
In his last three games alone, Corey Seager is 6-for-12 with five home runs, five runs scored and seven RBIs, taking the wood to the Atlanta Braves. In Friday's 4-2 squeaker against the Braves, Seager got the Dodgers on the board in the bottom of the fourth with his 10th home run of the year. After a Trayce Thompson solo shot in the bottom of the fifth tied things up at 2-2, Seager went deep to center in the bottom of the sixth to put Los Angeles up, 3-2, and then drove a 1-1 offering from Hunter Cervenka the other way for yet another solo circuit shot in the bottom of the eighth.
Corey Seager became the first Dodgers rookie since Don Demeter in 1959 to hit three home runs in the same game, which Demeter did on April 21, 1959 against the San Francisco Giants.
While Corey did most of his damage in the last three days, Kyle has slowed down a bit, going 2-for-11 against the Texas Rangers. But, in the four games before that, the older Seager did a number on the beleaguered San Diego Padres, going 11-for-16, scoring eight runs (two in each of the four games in the series) and piled up 18 total bases.
In a wild 16-13 win on Thursday, Kyle Seager went 3-for-5 with two runs and five RBIs. Three of those RBIs came with two outs.
With two outs in the top of the first, Kyle Seager lined a 1-1 single to center off of Colin Rea to put the Mariners up, 1-0. The Padres stormed back, scoring 11 of the next 12 runs. Down 12-2 in the top of the sixth, Seager doubled to right, scoring Seth Smith and Robinson Cano. In the top of the seventh, Seager continued the comeback by picking on Kemp again, with a line drive single to right to plate Nori Aoki and Franklin Gutierrez, bringing the Mariners to within three. The fun didn't stop there, as Chris Iannetta drove home one on a single, with Stefen Romero, Shawn O'Malley and Aoki doing the same, with the final blow coming off the bat of Franklin Gutierrez, plating two more for the final tallies on Seattle's side of the board.