Three Homers for You, A Loss for your Team

Miguel Cabrera’s three-homer game last night was the 86th instance of a player hitting three or more homers in a contest that his team lost.  This is the second time Cabrera launched three homers in a loss.  Johnny Mize had the most games like this in his career (4).

Here are the games that a team lost despite three or more homers from one of its players, in reverse chronological order:

Player Date Tm Opp Score HR
Miguel Cabrera 5/19/2013 DET TEX  8-11 3
Ike Davis 7/28/2012 NYM ARI  3-6 3
Miguel Cabrera 5/28/2010 DET OAK  4-5 3
Edwin Encarnacion 5/21/2010 TOR ARI  6-8 3
Chris Young 9/6/2009 ARI COL  5-13 3
Evan Longoria 9/18/2008 TBR MIN  8-11 3
Jose Reyes 8/15/2006 NYM PHI  4-11 3
Kevin Millar 7/23/2004 BOS NYY  7-8 3
Steve Finley 4/28/2004 ARI CHC  3-4 3
Moises Alou 7/4/2003 CHC STL  8-11 3
Carlos Pena 5/19/2003 DET CLE  9-10 3
Mike Lieberthal 8/10/2002 PHI LAD  8-10 3
Chris Woodward 8/7/2002 TOR SEA  4-5 3
Sammy Sosa 9/23/2001 CHC HOU  6-7 3
Sammy Sosa 8/9/2001 CHC COL  5-14 3
Vinny Castilla 2001-07-28 (1) HOU PIT  8-9 3
Ellis Burks 6/19/2001 CLE MIN  9-10 3
Mike Lansing 9/22/1998 COL ARI  6-8 3
Carlos Delgado 8/4/1998 TOR TEX  9-11 3
Frank Thomas 9/15/1996 CHW BOS  8-9 3
Mike Stanley 1995-08-10 (1) NYY CLE  9-10 3
Barry Bonds 8/2/1994 SFG CIN  7-9 3
Tuffy Rhodes 4/4/1994 CHC NYM  8-12 3
Joe Carter 8/23/1993 TOR CLE  8-9 3
Carlos Baerga 6/17/1993 CLE DET  5-9 3
Dave Henderson 8/3/1991 OAK MIN  6-8 3
Danny Tartabull 7/6/1991 KCR OAK  7-9 3
Glenn Davis 6/1/1990 HOU SFG  5-6 3
Cecil Fielder 5/6/1990 DET TOR  7-11 3
Darnell Coles 1987-09-30 (2) PIT CHC  8-10 3
Mickey Brantley 9/14/1987 SEA CLE  8-11 3
Glenn Davis 9/10/1987 HOU SDP  7-8 3
Brook Jacoby 7/3/1987 CLE CHW  9-14 3
Joe Carter 5/28/1987 CLE BOS  8-12 3
Tim Wallach 5/4/1987 MON ATL  7-10 3
Jim Presley 9/1/1986 SEA DET  5-6 3
Ken Griffey 7/22/1986 ATL PHI  4-5 3
Bob Horner 7/6/1986 ATL MON  8-11 4
Juan Beniquez 6/12/1986 BAL NYY  5-7 3
Doug DeCinces 8/3/1982 CAL MIN  4-5 3
Paul Molitor 5/12/1982 MIL KCR  7-9 3
Eddie Murray 9/14/1980 BAL TOR  3-4 3
Larry Parrish 4/25/1980 MON ATL  7-8 3
Dave Kingman 7/28/1979 CHC NYM  4-6 3
Mike Schmidt 7/7/1979 PHI SFG  6-8 3
Dave Kingman 5/17/1979 CHC PHI  22-23 3
Jim Rice 8/29/1977 BOS OAK  7-8 3
Gary Carter 4/20/1977 MON PIT  6-8 3
Bill Robinson 6/5/1976 PIT SDP  9-11 3
John Mayberry 7/1/1975 KCR TEX  4-5 3
Tony Oliva 7/3/1973 MIN KCR  6-7 3
Bill Freehan 8/9/1971 DET BOS  11-12 3
Willie Stargell 4/10/1971 PIT ATL  4-5 3
Tony Horton 1970-05-24 (2) CLE NYY  7-8 3
Mike Epstein 5/16/1969 WSA CHW  6-7 3
Roberto Clemente 5/15/1967 PIT CIN  7-8 3
Art Shamsky 8/12/1966 CIN PIT  11-14 3
Johnny Callison 9/27/1964 PHI MLN  8-14 3
Jim King 6/8/1964 WSA KCA  4-5 3
Boog Powell 8/10/1963 BAL WSA  5-6 3
Ernie Banks 6/9/1963 CHC LAD  8-11 3
Steve Boros 8/6/1962 DET CLE  5-6 3
Rocky Colavito 7/5/1962 DET CLE  6-7 3
Ernie Banks 5/29/1962 CHC MLN  9-11 3
Lee Thomas 1961-09-05 (2) LAA KCA  12-13 3
Willie Kirkland 1961-07-09 (2) CLE CHW  8-9 3
Bob Cerv 8/20/1959 KCA BOS  10-11 3
Jim Lemon 8/31/1956 WSH NYY  4-6 3
Gus Bell 7/21/1955 CIN PHI  3-5 3
Gus Zernial 1950-10-01 (2) CHW SLB  6-10 3
Tommy Brown 9/18/1950 BRO CHC  7-9 3
Johnny Mize 9/15/1950 NYY DET  7-9 3
Andy Pafko 1950-08-02 (2) CHC NYG  6-8 3
Johnny Mize 4/24/1947 NYG BSN  5-14 3
Clyde McCullough 1942-07-26 (1) CHC PHI  3-4 3
Johnny Mize 1940-09-08 (1) STL PIT  14-16 3
Hank Leiber 1939-07-04 (1) CHC STL  4-6 3
Johnny Mize 7/13/1938 STL BSN  5-10 3
Moose Solters 7/7/1935 SLB DET  5-12 3
Babe Ruth 5/25/1935 BSN PIT  7-11 3
Bill Terry 1932-08-13 (1) NYG BRO  9-18 3
Al Simmons 7/15/1932 PHA DET  10-11 3
Mel Ott 1930-08-31 (2) NYG BSN  10-14 3
Babe Ruth 1930-05-21 (1) NYY PHA  7-15 3
Les Bell 6/2/1928 BSN CIN  12-20 3
Jack Fournier 7/13/1926 BRO STL  10-12 3

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