Oakland slugger belts five homers in just two games.
Josh Reddick blasted two homers on to equal a major league record over a two-game span but it wasn’t enough as Oakland dropped a 5-4 decision to Toronto.
Reddick drove in three runs, just one day after he belted belted three homers and drove in five runs in a 14-6 Oakland victory on Friday.
His five home runs in two games ties a Major League Baseball record shared by several players, including Josh Hamilton who achieved it last year.
“It’s kind of unbelievable,” Reddick said. “But I definitely went up there today thinking I had a shot to hit at least one. After last night, I had nothing but confidence up there.”
Reddick entered Friday’s opening game of a four-game set against Toronto hitting just .203 with five home runs.
He busted out of his slump in a huge way as he is just the second A’s player in history to hit five dingers in two games with the other being Mark McGwire.
Reddick also becomes the third player this season with back-to-back multiple homer games. Jayson Werth and Ryan Raburn also did it.
Reddick couldn’t celebrate his achievement as much as he would have liked as the A’s lost their fourth game in the past five.
“He’s on fire,” Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said of Reddick. “His home runs have been down this year, but he seems to be picking it up.”
Jose Reyes’ solo homer in the seventh inning lifted the Blue Jays to the win.
Reyes finished with two RBI, while Jose Bautista also hammered a home run and drove in a pair of runs for Toronto, who have won four of their last six contests.
The major league record for home runs in three games is seven.