Josh Naylor breaks out with historic RBI binge, epic helmet toss

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By , Audacy Sports

Guardians slugger Josh Naylor put the league on notice with an historic breakout game on Monday night.

The beefy first baseman erupted for two home runs and eight RBIs during the late innings of Cleveland's wild comeback win over the White Sox in Chicago.

First, Naylor clubbed a dramatic two-out, game-tying grand slam off White Sox closer Liam Hendriks. Then, in the 11th, he popped a go-ahead three-run blast off right-hander Ryan Burr. He also had an RBI double in the eighth.

According to ESPN, Naylor became the first player in MLB history with eight RBIs in the eighth inning or later. He also became the first player with two homers of three or more runs in the ninth inning or later.

Naylor, who missed most of last season with a brutal leg injury, was notably amped up after his second round-tripper. He pumped his arms coming around the bases, then fired his helmet at the bat rack upon reaching the dugout.

Naylor's contributions helped to cap a stunning six-run rally in a game that seemed well in Chicago's control for the first eight frames.

The huge game pushed the former Padres prospect's season numbers to .338/.370/.574 with four home runs and 21 RBIs in 73 plate appearances.

Cleveland teammate Franmil Reyes said the performance was "legendary."

Baseball fans and journalists on social media seemed to agree.

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