Keeping Score: Scooter Gennett Hits Four Home Runs, Joining an Exclusive Club

Then, with the crowd on its feet in the eighth inning, Gennett drove a high fastball from John Brebbia into the second row above the fence in right-center.

“Usually when I hit a home run, I consider myself lucky,” Gennett told Fox Sports Ohio. “But it’s hard to get lucky four times in a row.”

Gennett, 27, entered the game in a 1-for-20 slump. Before his grand slam, he had gone 93 at-bats without a home run. He said he was trying to relax, hit good pitches and not swing too hard.


Gennett hitting his fourth home run, in the eighth inning.

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“I think I might be onto something here,” Gennett said.

Gennett, who spent his first four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, now has 42 career home runs. The previous 16 players to accomplish the feat averaged 309 career homers. The list includes just two players with at least 500 (Willie Mays…

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