Five straight hits for home runs for A’s
Prior to Coco Crisp’s third-inning single tonight, the A’s had five straight hits that were home runs between yesterday and today (Crisp, Yoenis Cespedes yesterday; Josh Reddick, Derek Norris, Cliff Pennington today).
It is the first time the A’s have had five consecutive hits for home runs since Sept. 22-23, 2001 (Ramon Hernandez, Eric Chavez, Miguel Tejada on Sept. 22; Jermaine Dye and Greg Myers on Sept. 23) and the fourth time in Oakland history. The record is six straight, June 15-16, 1971.
Entering the 5th inning tonight, the A’s had tallied 17 hits over their last 31 innings, with seven coming for home runs.
Moreover, the A’s now have 74 home runs on the season, after tallying just 50 before the All-Star break last year. Of the 74, 34 have come with two outs, which is fourth most in the American League.