May 19, 2024

Devers Hits Home Run In Sixth Consecutive Game, Setting New Red Sox Record

Rafael Devers homered for the sixth consecutive game, setting a new Red Sox record in a 5-0 win over the Rays.

Tanner Houck allowed only two hits in seven shutout innings and Ceddanne Rafaela also hit a two-run homer. Neat and tidy in only 2:08.

Red Sox Players With Home Runs In 6 Consecutive Games (Team Record)
Rafael Devers  2024  (5/15-20)

MLB Players With Home Runs In 8 Consecutive Games
Dale Long, Pirates, May 19-28, 1956
Don Mattingly, Yankees, July 8-18, 1987
Ken Griffey, Jr., Mariners, July 20-28, 1993
MLB Players With Home Runs In 7 Consecutive Games
Jim Thome, Cleveland, June 25-July 3, 2002
Barry Bonds, Giants, April 12-20, 2004
Kevin Mench, Texas, April 21-28, 2006
Kendrys Morales, Blue Jays, August 19-26, 2018
Joey Votto, Reds, July 24-30, 2021
Mike Trout, Angels, September 4-12, 2022

Rafael Devers is one of seven Red Sox players to hit a home run in five consecutive games.
Devers stroked his ninth dong of the season in Boston's 11-3 win over the Cardinals on Sunday. Tyler O'Neill hit his team-leading 11th.

Devers will have a chance to set a new franchise record Monday evening in Tampa Bay.

Red Sox Players With Home Runs In 5 Consecutive Games (Team Record)
Jimmie Foxx    1940  (8/13-17)
Ted Williams 1957 (7/12-16)
Dick Stuart 1963 (6/11-16)
George Scott 1977 (6/14-19)
Jose Canseco 1995 (8/21-25)
Bobby Dalbec 2020 (9/05-10)
Rafael Devers 2024 (5/15-19)
Devers has hit safely in his last nine games and 21 of his last 23 games, slashing .337/.416/.652/1.068 in that time (since April 24).


FenFan said...

I saw this list earlier today, and I honestly don't remember Dalbec hitting a home run in five consecutive games. Then I saw that it happened during the 2020 shortened season, of which I follow very little.

FenFan said...

Interesting that when you review the instances of players with home runs in eight consecutive games, they all happened before 2002, while those in seven consecutive games all happened from 2002 forward. It has nothing to do with anything, but still odd. Wouldn't it be something if Devers somehow reached eight games?