PHOENIX, ARIZONA – APRIL 11: Eduardo Escobar # 5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks hits a two-piece home run against the Cincinnati Reds during the fifth inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on April 11, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Eduardo Escobar brings the power to the D-Backs campaign 2021.
The third baseman shot his fourth home run of the season – a two-run shot – at the end of Sunday’s fifth inning to extend the Arizona Diamondbacks’ lead over the Cincinnati Reds.
Sunday’s bombshell was also the fourth straight game that Escobar has recorded a homer.
The last d-back to do a home run in four consecutive games was Mark Trumbo in 2014.
Escobar has a few left to go to hit the major league record of eight straight games with a home run by Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Long.
The 32-year-old has turned a corner after a slow start in the first five games of the season. He scored just one hit over 21 record appearances.
Escobar went 2 against 4 that day.
The D-Backs lead the Reds 7-0 at the end of the seventh inning.