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Reds hit back-to-back-to-back homers on three pitches

Cincinnati Reds v New York Mets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 29: Jesse Winker #33 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates his game winning home run in the ninth inning as Edwin Diaz #39 of the New York Mets stands by at Citi Field on April 29, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The Cincinnati Reds defeated the New York Mets 5-4. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The Reds hit back-to-back-to-back homers on three consecutive pitches from Jeff Samardzija in the first inning of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Giants. Joey Votto led off the game with a single. Eugenio Suárez followed up by swinging at a second-pitch four-seam fastball, drilling it to right field for a two-run homer. On Samardzija’s next pitch, an 87 MPH cutter, Jesse Winker hit another homer out to center field. And on Samardzija’s very next pitch, an 84 MPH slider, Derek Dietrich made it back-to-back-to-back with a homer to right field.

Coincidentally, the dingers marked the ninth homers of the season for all three players. That’s some nice early run support for starter Luis Castillo.

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