Brazil Serie A Wrap: Santos Keep Pressure On Leaders
The 26-year-old netted just before the half-hour mark before adding two more goals either side of halftime at the Pacaembu stadium.
Santos rose to third in the standings with 30 points from 16 matches while Bahia slid to 14 with 19 points.
In Sao Paulo, defending champions Palmeiras beat Sport Recife 2-0, courtesy of goals from Bruno Corsini and Keno.
In other matches on Sunday, Ponte Preta won 2-0 at Atletico Paranaense, Avai defeated Cruzeiro 1-0, Botafogo drew 1-1 at Atletico Goianiense and Vasco da Gama won 2-1 at Atletico Mineiro.