Boomstick Looks to Homer in 6 Straight Games

Nelson Cruz has homered in 5 straight games.

Nelson Cruz has homered in 5 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

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.

HR-Streak

Here is a video look at each of the home runs during his current 5-game home run streak:

Cruz HR Streak:

7/31 at Minnesota (9th inning, off J.R. Graham)
8/1 at Minnesota (6th inning, off Kyle Gibson)
8/2 at Minnesota (9th inning, off Glen Perkins)
8/3 at Colorado (2nd inning, off Eddie Butler)
8/4 at Colorado (7th inning, off Scott Oberg)

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