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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Torii Hunter homers for the third straight game

DETROIT — He said Saturday he was going to ride the bicycle (his hot streak) until the wheels fell off.

Apparently they’re still on, as Torii Hunter had a home run in his third consecutive game, hitting one off Baltimore’s Chris Tillman in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game.

“I’m liking home runs from him right now,” said manager Brad Ausmus, noting that Hunter was 5-for-7 through the end of Saturday’s game, after starting 0-for-9. “Torii doesn’t need any extra confidence. He’s played this game a long time. He understands that, just because he didn’t get a hit in the first couple of games, didn’t mean he wasn’t going to have a good season, or couldn’t turn it around the next day.”

It’s fourth time in his career he’s done so. Hunter has only had one streak of homering in four straight games: Aug. 23-26, 2006.


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