LEADING OFF: Gennett follows 4-HR game; Kershaw vs Strasburg

Jun 08, 2017, 01:45

Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett, center, celebrates in the dugout after hitting a two-run home run and his fourth overall in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Cin.

Cincinnati Reds utlity man Scooter Gennett secured a spot in baseball history tonight by becoming the 17th player to hit four home runs in a game. Watching all those guys play when I was little.

"I'm truly blessed. Being from here, born here". The short list of major leaguers who have done it-just 17 now, including Gennett-includes some great players, but not all of them.

"It's unbelievable, especially since he's not an everyday player for us", manager Bryan Price said. In honor of his four homers, we've chosen our four favorites. "It's very emotional. You've seen history".

The five-year veteran entered the game with just three home runs and 20 RBI.

Be honest. Before he hit four home runs Tuesday night, what, if anything did you know about Scooter Gennett?

Jun 6, 2017; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Reds left fielder Scooter Gennett watches the ball after hitting a grand slam against the St. Louis Cardinals during the third inning at Great American Ball Park.

Pat Seerey hit four home runs in a game with the Chicago White Sox on July 18, 1948.

"Just the whole game I was trying to relax", Gennett told MLB Network after the game.

The Brewers collected 11 hits, including 10 off Matt Cain (3-5), who gave up five runs, struck out three and walked two over five innings. He's going to walk out, presumably after a series of interviews, with at least six in 47.

The Reds pounded Wainwright (6-4), who tied a career high by allowing nine earned runs in 3 2/3 innings.

RED SOX 5, YANKEES 4: Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez hit back-to-back home runs and Andrew Benintendi later connected off struggling Masahiro Tanaka, powering Boston past NY at New York.

Go forth and impress your friends with your newfound Scooter Gennett knowledge! "It's amusing. A buddy just texted me and said Scooter just hit more home runs than he had in his entire minor league career".

Gennett, 27, spent his first four years in Milwaukee, where he made Bernie Brewer slide 35 times in 456 games and was a fan favorite for his scrappy play and likable personality - not to mention the eminently chant-able name. They will be aiming for their third consecutive win. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny asked for a review, which showed the ball grazed the wall first, wiping out the run.

In the third inning, he smacked a grand slam off of Adam Wainwright.

The left fielder began the game with three homers on the season. Eugenio Suarez went 1 for 3 with a triple while making up the other 3 Cincinnati RBIs in the win. John Gant, though, gave up Gennett's second home run - a two-run shot in the fourth - and saw it land well up the grassy hill in center.

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