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Brewers' Lucroy sets doubles record for catchers

Brewers' Lucroy sets doubles record for catchers

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 27, 2014 at 7:21 p.m.


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MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's Jonathan Lucroy has set the single-season record for the most doubles by a catcher with No. 46.

Lucroy broke the major league mark on Saturday night previously established by Texas' Ivan Rodriguez in 1996.

The Brewers catcher doubled to the left-field wall against Chicago Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada with one out in the fifth. He received a standing ovation from the sellout crowd at Miller Park after easily getting to second base.

The hit scored Carlos Gomez to give Milwaukee a 2-1 lead, but Lucroy was doubled off second when Aramis Ramirez flied out to right.

Lucroy has hit 53 doubles overall this season, but seven came while he was in the lineup as a first baseman. His latest double tied the Milwaukee Brewers' franchise record of 53 set by Lyle Overbay in 2004.

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