St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter tied an MLB record Friday with five extra-base hits in an 18-5 win over the Chicago Cubs.According to ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers Giancarlo Stanton Jersey , Carpenter tied the mark by going 5-for-5 with three home runs and two doubles at Wrigley Field in Chicago.The last player to record five extra-base hits in a single game prior to Carpenter was Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant against the Cincinnati Reds in 2016.Additionally, Carpenter became just the second player in the modern era of Major League Baseball to finish with three homers and two doubles in the same game. Bryant was also the last.PerBaseball-Almanac.com, 13 other players have registered five extra-base hits in a single game.The 32-year-old Carpenter led off the game with a solo home run off Cubs starter Jon Lester before blasting a two-run homer off Lester in the second.He then doubled twice in the fourth inning, and later tied the record with a three-run jack off Cubs reliever Brian Duensing in the sixth:Bleacher Report MLB BR_MLBMatt Carpenter tied the record for most extra-base hits after going 5-5 with three HRs and two 2B 馃毃(via Cardinals)GxBDUNmLdYCarpenter was denied the chance to break the record for most extra-base hits in a game when he was removed in the bottom of the sixth inning.He also fell one home run short of tying the single-game record of four, which was last tied by then-Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder J.D. Martinez in September.By virtue of his big game, which also included seven RBI http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-derek-jeter-jersey , Carpenter is now hitting .274 with 23 home runs and 51 RBI on the season.Despite the win, the Cards still trail the Cubs by 7.5 games in the National League Central. The New York Yankees might have shortstop Didi Gregorius available at some point during the 2018 season after all.According to MLB.com'sBryan Hoch, Gregorius "is encouraged by how much better his wrist feels" and "believes" he will suit up again at some point this year.This comes after Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reported Gregorius tore cartilage in his wrist and underwent an MRI and cortisol treatment. At the time, manager Aaron Boone said he was "unsure" if the shortstop would return in 2018.This is welcome news for a Yankees team that will need all the firepower it can get in the pressure-packed, win-or-go-home, American League Wild Card Game.Gregorius has appeared in 132 games for the Bronx Bombers this season and is slashing .268/.336/.498 with a career-best 27 home runs and 86 RBI. He also brings some speed to the base paths with 10 steals and gives New York a left-handed bat to help balance out a powerful lineup featuring right-handers such as Aaron Judge Alex Rodriguez Jersey , Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sanchez.Boone discussed the importance of having Gregorius available and on the field when he went on the disabled list earlier this season, perColey Harveyof ESPN.com."Obviously, Didi is so important to what we do, he's such an important player to us, the middle of our lineup, the middle of our field鈥攈e's kind of our quarterback out there Mariano Rivera Jersey ," Boone said. "He does so many things intangibly well that we certainly will miss him. But we also feel like we have the people capable of stepping up for him while he's down."New York can move Gleyber Torres to shortstop and rely on the likes of Neil Walker and Ronald Torreyes at second base while Gregorius is out, but it likely needs its powerful shortstop back and in the lineup if it is going to challenge for a World Series crown.