What does Brian Dozier have in common with Hall of Famers Harmon Killebrew and Ken Griffey Jr. and All-Star Joe Adcock?
They are the only four players since 1913 to hit a home run in seven straight games vs. a single opponent in a single season.
Dozier accomplished the feat this season against the Kansas City Royals, homering in seven straight games against them from April 10 through this past Friday. The 29-year-old hit .345 (10 for 29) vs. the Royals over that stretch with seven home runs, eight RBI and nine runs scored. The Twins went 2-5 vs. during those seven games.
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Dozier has hit home runs in three straight games vs. a single opponent three times in his career, including twice vs. the Cleveland Indians.
Killebrew's streak lasted nine games against the Oakland Athletics in 1961, while Adcock hit homers in nine straight games vs. the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1956. Griffey hit homers in seven straight games vs. the Texas Rangers in 1994.
|Harmon Killebrew||Oakland||July 1-Sept. 10, 1961||9|
|Joe Adcock||Brooklyn||June 16-July 31, 1956||9|
|Brian Dozier||Kansas City||April 10-Aug. 19, 2016||7|
|Ken Griffey Jr.||Texas||May 20-Aug. 8, 1994||7|
Griffey is also tied for the most consecutive games with a home run in major-league history at eight. Only 20 major leaguers have hit home runs in at least six straight games, most recently Daniel Murphy for the Mets last postseason.
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