MLB recap of July 2 in the national team: The Cards make history with 4 home runs in a row


The St Louis Cardinals became the first major league team to score four consecutive homers in the first inning when Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez and Dylan Carlson all stretched their arms against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

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

It is the 11th time in MLB history that a team has scored four consecutive homers and the first time in Cards history. This score equals the record for most home runs in an MLB game.

After Phillies star Kyle Gibson managed to record his first two outs, Paul Goldschmidt scored a single before crossing the home plate over Arenado’s two-point homer on the left field. This slap from Arenado comes the day after the second joust of his career in St Louis’ 5-3 defeat to Philadelphia.

Gorman followed suit by sending a quick cut on the bleachers of the right court with a two ball count and a strike. Yepez then protected his home plate with one ball and two strikes before hitting a long ball over the left field fence. It was the first time since September 19, 2002 that the Cardinals hit three homers in a row.

Carlson put the finishing touches with a right-court bomb on a drop ball with a one-ball count and no strike.

The last team to score four home runs in a row was the Chicago White Sox, who achieved this feat on August 16, 2020 against the Cardinals.

Elsewhere in the national team

White Sox 5 – Giants 3
: Dylan Cessate (7-3) conceded a run in five innings and won a third straight decision.

SF : The Giants have suffered their third consecutive defeat, the ninth in their last 12 games.

Marlins 5 – National 3
: Jesus Aguilar scored his tenth home run and the Marlins signed the third straight win.

WAS : 15th home run for Juan Soto and 3rd consecutive defeat for the Nationals.

Brewers 4 – Pirates 7
: Aaron Ashby (1-6) has lost his last three decisions. His last victory dates back to May 30th.

THE PIT : Novice Oneil Cruz has already produced his 12th point in 13 games since his retirement. He scored his third home run.

Rangers 7 – Mets 3
: Kole Calhoun has scored two home runs and four RBI.

NYM : Starling Marte and Eduardo Escobar both scored their 8th homer of the season.

Courageous 4 – Rossi 1
: Spencer Strider (4-2) conceded a run on a hit in six innings with 11 strikeouts.

NIC : Tyler Mahle (3-7) held the Braves by two points in five innings.

Red Sox 1 – Cubs 3
: Josh Winckowski suffers a second defeat after giving up six strokes and two points 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
: Luke Voit scored his 10th homer of the season in the eighth inning for a lost cause

THE D : Freddie Freeman, Will Smith and Justin Turner all hit solo homers in the first inning

Diamondbacks 7 – Rocky Mountains 11
: Christian Walker scored his 21st and 22nd homers of the season.

COLLAR : three RBI each for Connor Joe and Brendan Rodgers, two each for Charlie Blackmon and CJ Cron.


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