Bo and Josh Naylor, Guardians’ siblings, hit back-to-back home runs in same inning on National Siblings Day


Bo and Josh Naylor, Guardians’ siblings, hit back-to-back home runs in same inning on National Siblings Day

On Wednesday, the Naylor brothers of the Cleveland Guardians celebrated National Siblings Day in a unique way by hitting home runs in the same inning. Despite the Chicago White Sox holding a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning, the Naylor boys managed to narrow the gap.

Josh Naylor kicked things off with a mammoth 450-foot home run to right center field. Bo Naylor followed suit a few batters later with a 438-foot blast to center field, bringing the score to 5-3. Josh’s homer marked his third of the season, while Bo’s was his second.

This wasn’t the first time the Naylors accomplished this feat. In a game back on July 14, 2023, they both hit home runs in the same inning during a 12-4 loss to the Rangers. They became the first brothers in MLB history to hit multi-run homers in the same inning for the same team.

According to Sarah Langs of MLB.com, the Naylors are the sixth brother combo to achieve this since 1900. They join the ranks of the Uptons, Ripkens, and Waners as the fourth pair of brothers to do so twice.

Furthermore, the Naylors are the 13th pair of brothers to hit home runs in the same game as teammates, with nine pairs achieving this feat twice.

The contribution of the Naylor brothers didn’t end with their home runs. The Guardians went on to complete a comeback and defeat the White Sox 7-6. Josh Naylor hit a double to tie the score in the bottom of the 10th inning, and Bo Naylor sealed the victory with a walk-off single.

Bo Naylor expressed his appreciation for sharing these special moments with his brother, highlighting how it enhances the enjoyment of the game. The bond between these siblings adds an extra layer of excitement and pride to their on-field achievements.

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