Scooter Gennett hits 4 home runs for Reds to tie MLB record


Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett hits 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 Cincinnati.

(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Cincinnati Reds' Scooter Gennett smiles in the dugout during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Tuesday, June 6, 2017, in Cincinnati.

CUBS 10, MARLINS 2: Jake Arrieta pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning, Anthony Rizzo drove in four runs and surging Chicago beat Miami Marlins at Chicago for its season-high fifth straight win.

He hit an RBI single in the first inning, a grand slam in the third, a two-run shot in the fourth, a solo homer in the sixth and a two-run home run in the eighth. He homered twice off John Gant, in the fourth and sixth innings, then went deep off John Brebbia in the eighth to cap an historic night in which he became only the 17th major league player to homer four times in a game.

Gennett is the 17th player in Major League Baseball history with a four-home run game.

Gennett is the first Reds player with three homers in a game since Joey Votto did it on Jun 9, 2015, against the Phillies.

The 27-year-old Gennett singled his first time up and then homered in four straight at-bats.

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No major leaguer had ever gotten five hits, four homers and 10 RBIs in a game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. By going 5 for 5 on Tuesday, he raised his batting average 32 points to.302.

Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Nationals righty Stephen Strasburg square off in a matinee matchup of NL Cy Young Award contenders. Bonilla was 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA in four starts and two relief appearances.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run homer, Brian McCann had a two-run shot and Houston beat Kansas City for its 11th straight win.

In a matchup of Cy Young Award winners, Rick Porcello (3-7) starts for the Red Sox against CC Sabathia (6-2) at Yankee Stadium. The next-longest string is seven, by Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner.

Gennett's grand slam was the first Wainwright had allowed since 2012. He is 13-13 in 35 career starts vs. Boston.

WHITE SOX 4, RAYS 2: Avisail Garcia, Volmer Sanchez and Todd Frazier homered, helping Chicago stop a five-game losing streak with a victory over Tampa Bay at St. Petersburg, Fla. He was claimed off waivers for the Brewers prior to the start of the season and given Brandon Phillips' No. 4 (Phillips remarked recently that he was insulted the Reds gave the number away).