Scooter Gennett hits four home runs for Cincinnati Reds

Scooter Gennett
Gennett returned to left field in the ninth inning to a standing ovation

Cincinnati's Scooter Gennett became the 17th player to hit four home runs in a Major League Baseball game in Tuesday's 13-1 win over St. Louis Cardinals.

"It's surreal, man, it really is," said Gennett, the first Reds player to achieve the feat and who also tied a club record with 10 runs batted in.

"I'm truly blessed. Being from here, born here. It's an honour for sure."

No player has ever hit more than four in a game - Bobby Lowe was the first, for Boston Beaneaters on 30 May, 1894.

Josh Hamilton was the most recent to tie the record, for Texas against Baltimore on 8 May, 2012.

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