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Video: Rookie Ronald Guzman hits three home runs against Yankees

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Adrian Beltre wasn’t the only Rangers slugger to make history on Friday night. After the veteran third baseman kicked off the club’s 12-7 slugfest against the Yankees with his 469th career home run, rookie first baseman Ronald Guzman cemented his own place in the history books with not one, not two, but three home runs — the most by any rookie in a single game against the Bronx Bombers.

The first home run arrived just two at-bats after Beltre’s blast, a first-pitch 362-footer that cleared the right field fence to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning. In the sixth, with the Rangers up 5-1 after Elvis Andrus‘ two-RBI double in the fifth, Guzman collected his second home run on another Masahiro Tanaka splitter. This one traveled 433 feet out to center field — his longest homer of the night — for a solo shot that boosted the team’s advantage to five runs and put him in the company of names like Ken Griffey Jr. and Manny Ramirez (among many others).

The history-making cherry on top, however, came in the top of the seventh inning. Right-hander A.J. Cole stepped in for Tanaka, but even he couldn’t get the rookie to look at more than two pitches before his 92-MPH fastball was taken out to pasture for yet another home run.

Guzman’s remarkable feat couldn’t have come on a better night; as he told reporters after the game, it was the first time his father, Manuel, had been able to fly in from the Dominican Republic to watch the rookie play in the majors.

“I mean coming in today, I wanted to hit at least one for them,” Guzman told MLB.com. “I was more nervous than my first day in the big leagues. I got the first one out of the way, it was an amazing feeling … pointing at them, seeing them so happy and jumping around. There is no better feeling than that.”

Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeos under a fake name

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The Athletic’s Andrew Baggarly and Zach Buchanan report that Diamondbacks starter Madison Bumgarner has been competing in rodeos under a fake name as recently as December. The fake name is Mason Saunders. Bumgarner explains that “Mason” is shortened from “Madison,” while “Saunders” is his wife’s maiden name.

Bumgarner — err, Saunders — and one of his rodeo partners, Jaxson Tucker, won $26,560 in a team-roping rodeo competition in December. The Rancho Rio Arena posted a picture of the pair on Facebook, highlighting that they roped four steers in 31.36 seconds.

As Baggarly and Buchanan point out, Bumgarner also pointed out in a rodeo competition last March, just a couple days before pitching in a Cactus League game versus the Athletics, back when he was still with the Giants.

Bumgarner suffered bruised ribs and a left shoulder AC sprain in 2017 when he got into a dirt bike accident. Given that, Bumgarner’s latest extracurricular activity does raise a concern for the Diamondbacks, who inked him to a five-year, $85 million contract two months ago. Baggarly and Buchanan asked Bumgarner about such a concern. Bumgarner referred them to the club’s managing partner Ken Kendrick. Kendrick directed them to GM Mike Hazen. Hazen declined speaking about “specific contract language.” For what it’s worth, Bumgarner says he primarily uses his right hand to rope.

The jig is up on Bumgarner’s hobby. He jokingly said to The Athletic’s pair, “I’m nervous about this interview right now.” He added, “I’m upset with both you two.”