Boomstick Looks to Homer in 6 Straight Games
Nelson Cruz heads into today’s series and road trip finale vs. the Rockies (12:10 pm PT/ROOT Sports) having homered in each of his last 5 games (oh, and a current 15-game hitting streak). This is his second 5-game homer streak of the season (April 11-15), joining Harmon Killebrew (1970 Twins), Frank Thomas (1994 White Sox), Barry Bonds (2001 Giants) and Chase Utley (2008 Phillies) as the only other players in MLB history to homer in 5 consecutive games twice in one season [Elias Sports Bureau]. The last player to homer in 6 consecutive games was Chris Davis (Baltimore) in 2012.
Cruz’s home run streak is now tied for 2nd-longest in Mariners history, trailing only the MLB-tying record by Ken Griffey Jr. in 1993.
Here is a video look at each of the home runs during his current 5-game home run streak:
Cruz HR Streak: