The St. Louis Cardinals made history against right-hander Kyle Gibson on Saturday. They became just the 11th team in MLB history to hit four straight home runs. To put it in other words, they went back-to-back-to-back-to-back.
And they did it in the first inning.
First up was Nolan Arenado, who hit a two-run home run. Next up was Nolan Gorman, who has continued to surprise many in his rookie season. Speaking of rookies, Juan Yepez was the next Cardinal to homer in the first inning, making it a 4-0 game. Finally, Dylan Carlson hit his fifth home run of the season, and gave the Cardinals a 5-0 lead.
As for Arenado, he refused to let Friday night’s Cardinal meltdown repeat itself.
A solo shot in the top of the ninth gave the Cardinals the 7-6 lead, and Ryan Helsley locked it down for St. Louis for the victory.
They’ll look for the series win tomorrow.
Meanwhile, here’s a look at the other 10 times in MLB history a team has gone back-to-back-to-back-to-back:
- 2020 White Sox, Aug. 16: Yoán Moncada, Yasmani Grandal, José Abreu, Eloy Jiménez
- 2019 Nationals, June 9: Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner, Adam Eaton, Anthony Rendon
- 2017 Nationals, July 27: Brian Goodwin, Wilmer Difo, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman
- 2010 Diamondbacks, Aug. 11: Adam LaRoche, Miguel Montero, Mark Reynolds, Stephen Drew
- 2008 White Sox, Aug. 14: Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez, Juan Uribe
- 2007 Red Sox, April 22: Manny Ramirez, J.D. Drew, Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek
- 2006 Dodgers, Sept. 18: Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, Marlon Anderson
- 1964 Twins, May 2: Tony Oliva, Bob Allison, Jimmie Hall, Harmon Killebrew
- 1963 Indians, July 31: Woodie Held, Pedro Ramos, Tito Francona, Larry Brown
- 1961 Braves, June 8: Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron, Joe Adcock, Frank Thomas
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