Cleveland Guardians‘ Josh and Bo Naylor kicked off the second half of the MLB season by carrying out an extremely uncommon feat on the plate on Friday in opposition to the Texas Rangers.
Within the prime of the third inning, Josh and Bo took turns taking Rangers’ starter Jon Grey deep, changing into solely the sixth pair of brothers to homer in the identical inning in baseball historical past.
Bo began the social gathering, smashing a 1-0 changeup from Grey 435 ft into the right-field seats at Globe Life Subject. The lengthy homer was the second of Bo’s profession; he tallied his first just a little over two weeks in the past in opposition to the Kansas Metropolis Royals on June 28.
To not be outdone by his youthful brother, Josh matched Bo’s longball three batters later, turning on a Grey slider for his eleventh of the 12 months.
The Naylor brothers be a part of B.J. and Justin Upton (Twice in 2013), Billy and Cal Ripken (1990, 1996), Hank and Tommie Aaron (1962), Lloyd and Paul Waner (1927, 1938) and Rick and Wes Ferrell (1933) as the one siblings to homer in the identical inning, per Sarah Langs of ESPN.
The Upton, Ripken and Waner brothers hit homers in the identical inning twice, however with Josh in his fifth season and Bo taking part in his first full marketing campaign within the Majors, they will have loads of alternatives to equal or surpass that.
Nevertheless, Josh and Bo do have bragging rights over the others. Not solely did the brothers homer in the identical inning, however they each hit two-run photographs, catapulting the Guardians to an early 4-0 benefit. Based on OptaStats, they’re the primary pair of brothers to hit multi-run homers for a similar staff in the identical inning.