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Sport Schwarber equals MLB's homer record, Acuna brings up century

07:25  21 june  2021
07:25  21 june  2021 Source:   goal.com

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MLB Kids MLB International Postseason Publications MLB Newsletters Virtual Backgrounds Podcasts Walk- Up Music Connect with MLB MLB Photos. Schwarber walloped three homers in the Nationals’ 5-2 win over the Mets on Sunday at Nationals Park, bringing his total to nine in 10 games since being moved into the leadoff spot. Schwarber , who signed with Washington this offseason, became only the third player in team history (2005-present) to record a three- homer game and the first since Anthony Rendon on April 30, 2017, against the Mets.

MLB Kids MLB International Postseason Publications MLB Newsletters Virtual Backgrounds Podcasts Walk- Up Music Connect with MLB MLB Photos. Schwarber enters Wednesday' s game one shy of that record . • Schwarber also set a record for postseason home runs before his 23rd birthday. Miguel Cabrera, Bryce Harper, Andruw Jones and Mickey Mantle each hit four. • Schwarber has homered in four of the Cubs' past five games, including a monstrous homer into the Allegheny River in Pittsburgh in the Wild Card round, and another at Wrigley in Game 4 of the NL Division Series that landed atop a

Kyle Schwarber equalled an MLB record after homering three times in the Washington Nationals' 5-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday.

a man standing in front of a crowd of people watching a baseball game: Kyle Schwarber © Getty Images Kyle Schwarber

Schwarber hit a lead-off home run to start the game, adding further homers in the fifth and the seventh innings.

The trio of homers means Schwarzer has hit five home runs in his past two appearances, tying the major league record over a two-game span.

Schwarber also set a franchise record with nine homers in a 10-game span, moving up to 18 for the season.

"To be honest with you, I don't know what's going on,'' Schwarber said.

He added: "I'm a big believer that hitting is a feeling. Don't get me wrong, there's mechanical, there's approach, things like that but when you step in the box and everything feels right, you already have a big advantage.''

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Schwarber hit a solo home run with one out to give the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 comeback victory over the Cincinnati Reds. The lefty slugger stroked a 1-1 pitch from closer Raisel Iglesias (2-8) into the basket in front of the left field bleachers for his 21st homer and first career game-ending hit of any kind. "I was actually trying to hit a single up the middle," Schwarber said. "I didn't want to get too big. I stayed up the middle, just got under it and hit it well enough for it to catch the basket." Robel Garcia and Kris Bryant also connected for the NL Central leaders, who have won six of eight.

Enter: Kyle Schwarber . Schwarber pummeled a middle-middle changeup from Seattle reliever Brandon Brennan 440 feet into the second deck at T-Mobile Park with two outs for a two-run, go-ahead homer during the eighth inning that pushed the Cubs to a 6-5 victory. Maddon said following Tuesday’ s game that after going to Brandon Kintzler, Brad Brach and Steve Cishek -- who emphatically closed out the win -- rookie Dillon Maples was the only available arm remaining, on a night where Cole Hamels didn’t give up a hit until his 13th batter but struggled the second and third time through the

Acuna reaches century

Ronald Acuna Jr. also reached rare territory as the Atlanta Braves bounced back with a 1-0 win over the St Louis Cardinals in the second game of their doubleheader. After losing the opener 9-1, Acuna – who turns 24 in December – hit the decisive homer in the third inning of the second game, registering the 100th in his career. He joins an exclusive list of players who have hit 100 homers and 70 stolen bases before the age of 24 in the modern era, alongside Mike Trout, Alex Rodriguez, Andruw Jones and Ken Griffey Jr.

Shohei Ohtani homered again to move into the joint lead for the most home runs this season, alongside Toronto Blue Jays sensation Vladimir Guerrero Jr., with the 23rd of the campaign. The Los Angeles Angels still lost 5-3 to the Detroit Tigers.

Future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols hit the 673rd homer of his career in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 9-8 triumph at the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Houston Astros made it seven consecutive wins with their 8-2 victory over the high-flying Chicago White Sox, while the Colorado Rockies hit four homers in one inning but lost 7-6 to the Milwaukee Brewers.

Shed Long hit a rare walk-off grand slam as the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 and completed a sweep over the defending American League (AL) champions.

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Twins hit two homers in walk off against Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers win

  Twins hit two homers in walk off against Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers win The Minnesota Twins trumped the New York Yankees on Thursday, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox posted victories.Donaldson and Cruz hit two-run homers off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning as the Twins trumped the Yankees to avoid a three-game sweep in MLB action on Thursday.

Acuna notched his first career home run in impressive fashion to begin the second inning and then capped a three-hit performance with the game-winning bloop double he produced as the Braves regained the lead in the eighth and held on to split this four-game series. "It' s always good to get that first homer ," Braves manager Brian Snitker said. After Freddie Freeman recorded the last of his three doubles to begin the decisive eighth, Acuna got jammed on Wandy Peralta' s first-pitch fastball, but still managed to direct it into no-man' s land in shallow right field for a two-out RBI double.

Kyle Schwarber ' s last swing Tuesday night provided the latest sign that he is beginning to emerge from his early season slump. Schwarber hit a two-run homer with two out in the eighth, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Seattle Mariners 6-5 for their third consecutive victory. Schwarber ' s long ball was the last of three homers for Chicago, and easily the most important.

The National League's home run leader Fernando Tatis Jr. exited early after an injury to his left shoulder as the San Diego Padres completed a sweep over the Cincinnati Reds with a 3-2 win –the team's first four-game sweep of any franchise since 2011. Tatis hurt the shoulder, the same one which troubled him in spring training, while diving in the field.

Yankees' triple-play to clinch win

The New York Yankees finished their 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics in style with a triple play. It was a record-tying third triple play for the Yankees this season, with Sean Murphy hitting straight to third to initiate the trio of outs. A's manager Bob Melvin said. "I've never seen a game end like that before."

Sunday's results

Toronto Blue Jays 7-4 Baltimore Orioles

New York Yankees 2-1 Oakland Athletics

Cleveland Indians 2-1 Pittsburgh Pirates

Washington Nationals 5-2 New York Mets

Kansas City Royals 7-3 Boston Red Sox

Houston Astros 8-2 Chicago White Sox

St Louis Cardinals 9-1 Atlanta Braves

Chicago Cubs 2-0 Miami Marlins

Minnesota Twins 4-2 Texas Rangers

Milwaukee Brewers 7-6 Colorado Rockies

Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 San Francisco Giants

Detroit Tigers 5-3 Los Angeles Angels

Los Angeles Dodgers 9-8 Arizona Diamondbacks

San Diego Padres 3-2 Cincinnati Reds

Seattle Mariners 6-2 Tampa Bay Rays

Atlanta Braves 1-0 St Louis Cardinals

Dodgers at Padres

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There is no stopping Shohei Ohtani at the moment as the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to win.Ohtani hit two homers and scored the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Angels overcame the Orioles at Angel Stadium.

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