The third-best record in Major League Baseball history
Moon Sung-dae Reporter = Boston Red Sox’s Alex Verdugo (27) hit a leadoff home run in three consecutive games, the first in franchise history and the third in major league history.
Verdugo started in right field and hit a solo home run (his 12th of the season) in the top of the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday (July 27).
Down 0-1 and batting first in the bottom of the first inning, Verdugo pulled a two-seamer from Dodgers starter Julio Urias down the middle of the plate and arched it just over the right field fence.
Verdugo, who hit leadoff homers in the first inning against the Houston Astros on Aug. 25 and the Dodgers on Aug. 26, tied a major league record with a leadoff homer in three consecutive games.
This has only happened three times in Major League Baseball since 1900, according to Major League Baseball’s official website.온라인카지노
Brady Anderson of the Baltimore Orioles hit a leadoff home run in four consecutive games in 1996, and Ronald Acuña Jr. of the Atlanta Braves hit a leadoff home run in three consecutive games in 2018.
Boston, meanwhile, pounded out 10 hits, including Verdugo’s tying solo homer, to pull out the 8-5 victory.