Gennett becomes first Reds player with four-home run game

Gennett becomes first Reds player with four-home run game

For reference, Tuesday night saw Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett hit twice as many homers as he did in the entire second half of his 2015 season (65 games). Gennett is the first player to achieve this since Josh Hamilton did the same for the Texas Rangers back in 2012.

Before Tuesday's game, Gennett was in a 1-for-20 slump and had zero home runs in 93 at bats, The New York Times reported. The story gets even better because Gennett is from Cincinnati and he grew up watching and cheering for the Reds, who'd never before had a player hit four homers in a game.

Gennett ended an 0-for-19 slump during the Reds' 4-2 win over the Cardinals on Monday.

Gennett had hit just three homers this season prior to Tuesday's outburst. Following that up, Eugenio Suarez poked a bases-clearing triple past the glove of Dexter Fowler in center for three more runs an inning later, making the game 8-0 (on right in picture below).

A 12-year-old named Zach waved his glove triumphantly from the stands of Great American Ball Park as he caught Gennett's fourth homer against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The last time that happened to him was in 2013 against this very same Reds team. Gennett followed with his fifth homer of the season off John Gant, and then hit a solo shot off the right-hander.

An unlikely outfielder (standsfielder?) snagged Scooter Gennett's record-breaking home run Tuesday. Fed a decent diet of fastballs through the night, Piscotty put a great, level swing on one in the first inning for a single, and then launched an elevated two-seamer from Tim Adleman (7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 K) in the seventh.

ATLANTA - Aaron Nola allowed one run over a career high-tying eight innings to help Philadelphia win its fourth consecutive game.

Nola spent nearly a month on the disabled list with a lower back strain before losing his three decisions in May. Adam Jones singled with one out in the 10th and took second on a long fly out by Manny Machado before Trumbo delivered a liner to center field off Wade LeBlanc (3-1). Sabathia has won four straight starts for the first time since 2012.

Anderson (5-1) extended his scoreless streak to 21 2/3 innings with the win. Arrieta (6-4) allowed two runs, struck out five and walked three in just his second win in the past month.

ANGELS 5, TIGERS 3: Kole Calhoun and C.J. Cron homered as Los Angeles beat Detroit at Detroit.

White Sox 4, Rays 2: Avisail Garcia, Volmer Sanchez and Todd Frazier homered, helping the White Sox stop a five-game losing streak.

Gennett's achievement was a first for the oldest franchise in Major League Baseball.

Cincinnati Reds utility man Scooter Gennett isn't a household name in baseball, but his name won't soon be forgotten after he bashed four home runs Tuesday night.

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