Hoskins redux: Rookie fastest to 11 homers

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PHILADELPHIA — No, that’s not an echo. Rhys Hoskins went yard again. This time to top it off, he got his first curtain call, too.

The slugging sensation continued his Ruthian tear, launching his 11th homer in 18 career big league games, a Major League record since at least 1913. No big leaguer since then has clobbered 11 homers in any fewer than 23 games. The homer came off Cubs reliever Koji Uehara in the eighth inning. The Phillies won the game, 6-3.

Hoskins has now homered in five consecutive games, tying a Phillies franchise record. The last player with homers in five straight was Chase Utley from May 28-June 2, 2008. Hoskins also set the team record with 11 homers in August, most ever for a rookie in any one month.

Hoskins is doing it with the glove, too: In the fifth inning of Sunday’s game, he made a shoestring catch to start a triple play.

Phillies' 7-4-3 triple play

Ben Harris is a reporter for MLB.com based in Philadelphia who covered the Phillies on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.


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