‘Super special’: Naylor homer in the same inning for the Guardians

July 14, 2023, 9:41 p.m. ET

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Cleveland Guardians picked up a pair of history-making home runs from Bo and Josh Naylor Friday night.

In a 12–4 loss to the Texas Rangers, the Naylors became the first brothers in major league history to hit multi-run homers in the same inning for the same team when each hit a two-run shot in the third to put the Guardians down. winning 4-0.

“This is something very special,” said Bo Naylor. “I think it’s something we’ve joked about in the past. But after seeing it, it’s pretty wild to think about.”

Unfortunately, that was the only highlight for Cleveland in the loss, as Jonah Heim scored and cruised in four rounds, fellow All-Star starters Corey Seager and Adolis Garcia also scored, and the Rangers rallied.

Nathaniel Lowe homered in the fourth as part of a 4-for-4 night. The Rangers scored two runs in that inning, one in the sixth, five in the seventh, and four in the eighth.

Heim finished 3-for-5 and lost three times out of the cycle. Garcia, who entered the game leading the American League in RBI with 75, cruised in three rounds and scored three goals on a 3-for-5 night. His Homer is the 24th.

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Bo Naylor made a 1-0 substitution from Rangers starter Jon Gray about 435 feet into right field with no out in the third.

Four batters later, Josh hit a 3-1 slider from Gray on the right field line and barely faired to make it 4-0.

“When I hit mine he and I had an amazing moment, you could see how excited he was for me,” said Bo Naylor. “And when he hit it, I was on the top rung, waiting for him. It was such a cool moment to share with him.”

Rangers lead in seventh. Sam Hentges’ Seager double (1-1) tied the game at 4-4. Garcia followed with an RBI single, Heim hit a two-run double and Leody Taveras hit a single run-scoring.

Brock Burke (3-2), the first of three Rangers relievers, left a loaded base in a scoreless seventh.

Seager, Garcia and Heim all homered in the eighth from Cody Morris.

Cleveland starter Aaron Civale left with a 4-0 lead after five innings, allowing two hits with five hits. He threw 79 pitches.

“We had two big hits: The Naylor brothers,” said Cleveland manager Terry Francona. “But other than that it was a quiet night for us.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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