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Hit and Run: Grand Night

by Photo of Ross Bernhardt

Curtis Granderson’s three home runs paced the Yankees in their 7-6 win over the Twins.

Hit and Run: Grand Night

It always surprises me how much power Curtis Granderson has in his relatively small 6'1" 195 pound frame.  He looks so unassuming at the plate, and once the pitcher makes a mistake he quickly turns on it with his powerful wrists and deposits the ball straight into the stands.  Last night, Granderson touched up the Twins for three home runs in his first three plate appearances, all of them coming in the first four innings of the game.  According to the AP, not many people have done that. 

Granderson became the 12th major leaguer to hit three home runs in the first four innings of a game, according to STATS LLC and the SABR Home Run Log. Alfonso Soriano was the last to do it for the Chicago Cubs on June 8, 2007, against Atlanta.

According to the YES broadcast, Granderson also became the first Yankee to hit three home runs in a five-hit game, which seems hard to believe with all of the great power hitters the Yankees have had in their franchise's history.  The Yankees needed every one of those home runs as they avoided another loss to the Twins by the score of 7-6.  With those three swings, Granderson quickly vaulted to the top of the AL home run standings.  It looks like last year's 41-home run campaign might be repeated by the Grandy Man.

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