Trevor Story hits 6 home runs, sets new record

Posted at 7:17 PM, Apr 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-09 00:32:15-04

Trevor Story became the first major leaguer to homer in each of his first four games, connecting two more times for the Colorado Rockies in a 13-6 loss to the San Diego Padres on Friday.

Story now has six home runs since making his debut on opening day. He got three hits and drove in four runs while playing for the first time at Coors Field.

Matt Kemp and Melvin Upton Jr. homered as the Padres broke loose after they were the first team in big league history to be shut out in its first three games. San Diego was outscored 25-0 while getting swept by the Dodgers.

Kemp and Yangervis Solarte each drove in four runs as the Padres spoiled the Rockies' home opener.

San Diego stranded the bases full in the second and third, stretching its major league record scoreless streak to start the season to 30 innings before erupting for six runs in the fourth.

Story got three hits, and is now hitting .368 with 11 RBIs.

The rookie shortstop connected for a two-run drive in the fourth, chasing starter Colin Rea. He tied the major league record by homering in the first four games of a season, joining Chris Davis (2013), Nelson Cruz (2011), Mark McGwire (1998) and Willie Mays (1971).

Story said Thursday he had donated his helmet and batting gloves from his historic start to the Hall of Fame, but wasn't about to part with any of his bats.

After hitting four homers in Arizona, Story came out swinging at Coors, where the Rockies raised the height of the fences over the winter.

Story had an RBI single in the second. His 411-foot drive down the left field line in the fourth was a no-doubter. He surpassed Charles Johnson's 2004 franchise mark of three consecutive games with a home run to start the season.

Story led off the ninth with his sixth homer, deep into the mostly empty left field bleachers off a full-count pitch from lefty Ryan Buchter. Six of his seven hits are home runs.

"Everybody loves to hit here. I think that's across baseball," Padres manager Andy Green said before the game. "I think it's just the way it is. It's a good time to come here."

Left-hander Robbie Erlin (1-0) got the win with 3 2-3 scoreless innings in which he allowed just one hit.

Jon Jay hit an RBI single for the Padres' first run. They scored against Jordan Lyles (0-1), making his first start since May 31, 2015.

Lyles, who missed the last half of last season after undergoing surgery on his left big toe, was tagged for five runs and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings.

Justin Miller surrendered Kemp's three-run homer in the fifth and Upton's two-run shot in the sixth.


Padres: Erlin was recalled from Triple-A El Paso when LHP Matt Thornton was put on the 15-day DL with left Achilles tendinitis, retroactive to Monday. The Padres also will have to make a move once LHP Brad Hand reports to the team. The club claimed Hand off waivers Friday from the Miami Marlins.


Padres: Lefty Drew Pomeranz makes his 2016 debut for San Diego on Saturday.

Rockies: Left-hander Jorge De La Rosa (0-0, 9.64 ERA) gets the start for Colorado. De La Rosa has a 48-16 career record at Coors Field.


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