SEATTLE — Edgar Martinez wasn't aware that the record he tied even existed.
Martinez matched the major league mark with three sacrifice flies, and the Seattle Mariners won their sixth consecutive game, defeating the Cleveland Indians, 12-4, Saturday afternoon.
"I knew that doesn't happen very often, but I didn't know there was a record for sacrifice flies," he said. "But it's kind of nice to have any kind of record."
The Indians lost their fourth in a row.
Martinez became the 11th player to hit three sacrifice flies in a game and the seventh in the American League.
"Imagine that," Seattle Manager Lou Piniella said. "As long as this game has been played, only 11 players have done that. That astounded me."