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Posted: September 05, 2017

Arizona’s J.D. Martinez ties MLB mark with 4-homer game

Arizona's J.D. Martinez connects for a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving him a major-league tying four in one game.
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Arizona's J.D. Martinez connects for a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving him a major-league tying four in one game.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

LOS ANGELES —

J.D. Martinez tied a major-league record with four home runs in a game Monday as the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-0 for their 11th straight victory.

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Martinez became the 18th player in major-league history to hit four homers in a game, and the 16th in the modern era. He hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning, added a solo homers in the seventh and eighth, and finished with a two-run homer in the ninth.

The last player to hit four homers in a game was Cincinnati’s Scooter Gennett, who connected against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 6, 2017.


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