Mark Canha went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI in his MLB debut on Wednesday, helping the A's to a 10-0 win over the Rangers.
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When answering questions from reporters after the game, the 26-year-old channeled a scene from the movie Bull Durham in which Kevin Costner's character Crash Davis provides words of advice for up-and-coming teammate "Nuke" LaLoosh: "It's time to work on your interviews; you're going to have to learn your cliches."
"Just trying to help the ballclub. Give it my best shot. And the good Lord willing, things will work out," Canha said after his debut, boasting a slight smirk.
Since the RBI became an official stat in 1920, Canha is one of three players with at least three hits, two doubles and four RBI in their MLB debut, joining fellow Athletic Ben Grieve (Sept. 3, 1997 vs. San Francisco) and the Phillies' Ted Kazanski, who did it on June 25, 1953 against the Cubs.