[7/29/2017] Wladimir Balentien homers in fifth straight game

Wladimir Balentien tied a Yakult Swallows’ franchise record by blasting a home run in his fifth straight game (July 25 – 29). Six other players in franchise history have hit home runs in five straight games:

  • John Scott – 1979, May 23 – 27
  • Charlie Manuel – 1981, June 3 – 7
  • Larry Parrish – 1989, April 29 – May 4
  • Roberto Petagine – 2000, August 4 – 9
  • Alex Ramirez – 2003, April 13 – 18
  • Aaron Guiel – 2007, September 13 – 17

The NPB record of seven was set by Sadaharu Oh in 1972 (September 11 – 20) and Randy Bass in 1985 (June 18 – 26).

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