Red Sox OF Hernandez makes playoff history in loss to Astros

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Enrique Hernandez made postseason history Friday with an impressive Game 1 performance against the Houston Astros in a 5-4 loss.

The 30-year-old went 4-for-5 with two home runs to become the first player in MLB history to record 12-plus hits over a four-game span in a single postseason, according to the Red Sox.

Hernandez's last four games

GAME LINE
ALDS Game 2 5-6
ALDS Game 3 3-6
ALDS Game 4 1-4
ALCS Game 1 4-5

Hernandez just needed a triple to complete the cycle Friday and also played some incredible defense in the contest.

He made a run-saving grab with the bases loaded in the second inning, followed by a circus-style catch in the fifth, and then uncorked an incredible 97.5-mph throw from center field in the eighth that nearly prevented a run from scoring.

"Enrique right now is en fuego," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said after Game 1, according to NBC Sports Boston.

Hernandez has been a major force in the Red Sox lineup over the last four contests, compiling 13 hits, four home runs, and eight RBIs.

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