* Travis d’Arnaud is the first catcher since Baseball Reference data is available (1908) with a three-home run game out of the leadoff spot (regular season or postseason).
* D’Arnaud tied the team record with three homers in a game, joining Evan Longoria (twice). B. J. Upton and Jonny Gomes.
* Monday was the first time in franchise history the Rays trailed the Yankees by multiple runs in the ninth inning or later and went on to win, per Stats LLC.
* D’Arnaud is just the fourth player to hit a leadoff home run and a walk-off home run (July 6 off Chad Green) vs. the Yankees in the same season (also Oakland’s Rickey Henderson in 1993; Washington-AL’s Bob Allison in 1960 and Philadelphia-AL’s Max Bishop in 1932).
* Travis d’Arnaud is the first catcher ever to hit three-plus home runs in a game against the Yankees. He joins George Brett (1978 ALCS Game 3) as the only visiting leadoff hitters with a 3-homer game at either Yankee Stadium.
* The Rays’ last win when trailing after eight was Sept. 10 last season against Cleveland — they trailed 5-4 entering the ninth but won 6-5.
* D’Arnaud is the first player in franchise history with 5-plus RBIs to drive in all the Rays’ runs in a win.
* The Yankees were 49-0 when leading after eight innings this season, and the Rays were 0-32 when trailing.
* D’Arnaud hit his third career go-ahead homer in the eighth inning or later, and second this season with his July 6 walkoff against the Yankees.
* He is the first catcher to hit three homers in a game against the Yankees.