The previous mark: 10, by Tony Conigliaro (1966) and Kevin Youkilis (2008).
You can't do it without guys getting on. I can't do it on my own. That's just one of those stats that they find that makes you look good because who would have ever thought that?Bay joins Jimmy Bannon (1894), Bob Meusel (1925), Hank Greenberg (1933), Leon Durham (1984) and Chili Davis (1993) with 11 straight men-on dongs. ... The major league record is 12, set by Hank Aaron (1970) and Ken Griffey Jr. (1999).
Bay joked that he fouled out to first in the eighth inning because there were no runners on base.
Date Opponent HomerBay has hit 13 home runs, second only to Carlos Pena (14) in the American League. Adrian Gonzalez and Raul Ibanez lead the NL with 15; Albert Pujols has hit 14.
0417 Orioles Two-run
0424 Yankees Two-run
0427 Cleveland Three-run
0504 Yankees Two-run
0505 Yankees Three-run
0507 Cleveland Three-run
0508 Rays Three-run
0513 Angels Two-run
0516 Mariners Two-run
0520 Blue Jays Two-run
0521 Blue Jays Two-run
John Smoltz started for Greenville (A) last night (box/pbp). He pitched three scoreless innings (29 pitches), allowing one hit and striking out two. Smoltz said he threw at about 85% and his fastball was clocked at 92.
In mop-up duty for Pawtucket last night, reliever Javier Lopez allowed four earned runs on four hits and five walks in two-thirds of an inning in the PawSox' 14-1 loss to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Mark Kotsay begins his rehab with Pawtucket today. ... Hunter Jones will be sent to Pawtucket when Matsuzaka is activated. ... Updates on Portland's Ryan Kalish and Lars Anderson.