MLB Recap July 2 at National: The Cards make history with 4 straight home runs

The St. Louis Cardinals became the first major league team to hit four straight home runs from the first inning when Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez and Dylan Carlson held out their arms against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

Arenado broke the tie with his second homer of the game in the ninth and the Cards won 7-6.

It is the 11th time in MLB history that a team has hit four straight home runs and the first time in Cards history. This brand equals the record for most straight home runs in an MLB game.

After Phillies starter Kyle Gibson managed to register the first two outs, Paul Goldschmidt hit a single before crossing home plate on Arenado’s double homer to left field. This slap from Arenado comes the day after the second carousel of his career in St. Louis’ 5-3 loss to Philadelphia.

Gorman followed that up by sending a quick cut into the right field bleachers with a two-ball count and a putter. Yepez then protected his home plate with a ball and two shots before hitting a long ball over the left field fence. It was the first time the Cardinals had hit three straight home runs since September 19, 2002.

Carlson put the finishing touches with a bomb to right field on a drop ball with a one ball count and no strikes.

The last team to hit four straight homers was the Chicago White Sox, who did the feat on August 16, 2020 against the Cardinals.

Elsewhere in the National

White Sox 5 – Giants 3
CWS
: Dylan Cease (7-3) allowed one run in five innings and won a third straight decision.
SF : The Giants have suffered a 3rd straight loss, a 9th in their last 12 games.

Marlin 5 – nationals 3
MIA
: Jesus Aguilar hit his 10th home run and the Marlins signed a 3rd straight win.
WAS : 15th home game for Juan Soto and 3rd straight loss for the Nationals.

Brewers 4 – Pirates 7
mil
: Aaron Ashby (1-6) has lost his last three decisions. His last win dates back to May 30th.
PIT : Rookie Oneil Cruz has already scored his 12th point in 13 games since being called off. He hit his 3rd home run.

Rangers 7 – Mets 3
TEX
: Kole Calhoun hit two homers and four RBIs.
NYM : Starling Marte and Eduardo Escobar both hit their 8th homers of the season.

Braves 4 – Reds 1
ATL
: Spencer Strider (4-2) allowed a run to a hit in six innings with 11 strikeouts.
network card : Tyler Mahle (3-7) held the Braves to two runs in five innings.

Red Sox 1 – Cubs 3
BOS
: Josh Winckowski suffers a 2nd loss after giving up six hits and two runs in six innings of work
HCC : Alec Mills left the game in the first inning after 7 pitches due to a back injury

Padres 2 – Dodgers 7
SD
: Luke Voit hit his 10th homer of the season in the 8th inning in a losing affair
THE D : Freddie Freeman, Will Smith and Justin Turner all hit solo homers in the first inning

Diamondbacks 7 – Rockies 11
ARI
: Christian Walker hit his 21st and 22nd home runs of the season.
COLLAR : three RBIs each for Connor Joe and Brendan Rodgers, two each for Charlie Blackmon and CJ Cron.

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