He ended the game with a slew of records, each one more improbable than the next after he hit home runs in his next four at-bats.
Be honest. Before he hit four home runs Tuesday night, what, if anything did you know about Scooter Gennett?
"It's just short of a miracle", Gennett, who entered the game in the midst of an 0-for-19 slump, told reporters.
Moreover, if this night means a new skill for Gennett, Reds fans could have plenty of reason to be excited later this season.
The diminutive Cincinnati native put on the greatest home run show in franchise history Tuesday night.
The Royals rallied from a six-run deficit and stopped Houston's 11-game winning streak Tuesday night when Mike Moustakas hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning off closer Ken Giles.
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But that was in Cleveland . "Our mindset has to be winning games and not smiling back and forth or talking and playing", Lue said. That's the hardest challenge, when you have that type of emotions, to channel it. "Like I said, I think because of experience".
Howie Kendrick had three hits, including a homer in the fourth. Oh, and Gennett is also the first Red to ever do it. Bronson Arroyo will get the start in game three and is 3-4 with a 6.24 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season. He got plenty of help from his defense, which turned four double plays. While it may be easy to point out that the Cardinals have now dropped five straight games, the more grotesque stat is their record over their last 20.
The Astros' winning streak was the longest in the majors this season.
A diminutive infielder has done all of them one better. His previous outfield experience consisted of one inning in right in 2014, but the Reds have used him this year at second, third, leftfield and rightfield. Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the third for Colorado. It's not as if the four-homer list itself doubles as a recording of the greatest sluggers in baseball history - Mark Whiten and Pat Seerey are on it - but Gennett still stands alone as a power-sapped name amid an exclusive group of hitters. Both starting pitchers went seven innings and allowed only three hits. Second? He smote four home runs.
Mike Clevinger (2-3) allowed five runs in four innings for Cleveland. That homer went to dead center and gave the Reds a 10-0 lead. Trumbo then lined a single to center, and Jones easily beat Andrew McCutchen's throw to the plate.
Brad Brach (1-1) worked the 10th for the Orioles, who improved to 8-1 in extra innings. The Red Sox won 5-4.
Overpowering closer Craig Kimbrel struck out big-hitting rookie Aaron Judge on a 99 miles per hour fastball to finish it. The Reds have won the first two games of the four-game series. He is 13-13 in 35 career starts vs. Boston. He pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief Tuesday night, allowing two runs while striking out three. Anderson escaped the sixth when Brandon Belt grounded out to first with runners at first and second and two outs.
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