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Josh Reddick has hit three home runs through six innings

Aug 9, 2013, 9:22 PM EDT

Athletics' Reddick swings at a pitch against the Blue Jays during the third inning of their MLB American League game at O.co Coliseum in Oakland Reuters

Athletics outfielder Josh Reddick hitless in 22 plate appearances dating back to July 29. Blue Jays pitching must have been just what the doctor ordered because Reddick has exploded in a big way tonight.

In the top of the third, Reddick smoked a solo home run to left off of Jays starter Esmil Rogers. He hit another solo shot in the top of the fifth against reliever Neil Wagner. The third came in the top of the sixth, a three-run shot off of reliever Juan Perez. As of this writing, the A’s lead the Jays 12-3 entering the seventh.

After hitting 32 long balls last year, Reddick entered tonight with just five in 315 trips to the plate. He will have at least one more opportunity to go for his fourth homer of the night, a feat accomplished by just 16 players in baseball history. Josh Hamilton, now with the Angels, did it last year as a member of the Rangers on May 8 against the Orioles at Camden Yards.

Update: Reddick grounded out to second in the eighth. Unless the Athletics put together a heck of an offensive rally in the ninth, he won’t get another shot to go for #4. Nevertheless, Reddick has had a great night.

  1. missthemexpos - Aug 9, 2013 at 9:28 PM

    When times are tough, and hits are few, then Blue Jay pitching, will be right for you.

    • nbjays - Aug 9, 2013 at 11:19 PM

      Clark Griffith, owner of the Washington Senators said it best: “Fans like home runs. And we have assembled a pitching staff to please our fans.”

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 9, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    This game has gotten a bit out of hand. The A’s sure have their hitting shoes on.

  3. unclemosesgreen - Aug 9, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    Tonight’s syllogism:
    Jed Lowrie also went yard – that’s 4 HR for Sawks emeritii in one game.
    The Sawks tried and almost succeeded in prying Billy Beane out of Oakland
    Henceforth the A’s shall be known as the Oakland Green Sawks.

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