Reds outfielder Scooter Gennett makes history with 4-home run game

MLB roundup for June 7

His 10 ribbies tied a club record on top of becoming just the 17th player in MLB history to stroke 4 seat-denters in a single game, which has numerous talking heads wondering if it was the single greatest offensive game in the long, long history of Major League Baseball.

Gennett is the first player to hit four home runs in a game since 2012, when Josh Hamilton did it for the Rangers.

A scrappy second baseman who was claimed off waivers from Milwaukee in late March, the 27-year-old began the night with 38 career home runs, including three this season.

Gennett hit his second career grand slam in the third inning off Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright.

And then, after a first-inning RBI single - the home runs are the headline, but Gennett tallied 10 RBIs, too, making him just the 14th player to do so in modern baseball history - the Red took Adam Wainwright deep in the third inning for the second grand slam of his career.

"It's surreal, man. It really is", Gennett said, wearing a backup set of clothes after the others were whisked away.

The Cardinals will counter with right-hander Lance Lynn, who has allowed two runs or fewer in seven of 11 starts this season.

Wainwright's streak of scoreless innings ended at 17 in the first inning.

"I never thought I'd hit four home runs in a game - ever", Gennett said after the game.

Brewers 5, Giants 2: Chase Anderson pitched 72/3 shutout innings, drove in a run and won his third straight game for Milwaukee.

Chris Beck (1-0) escaped a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning to win in relief of Jose Quintana, who avoided becoming the first pitcher in the major leagues to lose eight games this season. He had only one prior multi-homer game, during a 22-game stretch in which he hit.429 with 33 hits.

The Reds are now three game under.500, but are in third place in the National League Central.

Lynn has made 18 appearances and 15 starts vs. Cincinnati in his career, going 9-4 with a 3.22 ERA.

Here are all four home runs, with the fourth coming in the bottom of the eighth inning of the Reds' 13-1 win. That included four home runs in a 12-game span. The combination of Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Alex Claudio combined to give up a run over 4 2/3 innings with Bibens-Dirkx (1-0) picking up his first major league victory.

The diminutive Cincinnati native put on the greatest home run show in franchise history Tuesday night. He had only hit three homers this season before playing against the Cardinals. He received not one curtain call but two; he hit more homers than any of the Big Red Machine's Hall of Fame hitters managed in a single game.

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