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Cardinals hit record-tying 4 straight HRs in 1st inning off Phils' Gibson

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It was a historic meltdown that Philadelphia Phillies starter Kyle Gibson would rather forget.

The St. Louis Cardinals tied a major-league record by hitting four consecutive home runs in the first inning off Gibson at Citizens Bank Park. Nolan Arenado, who hit for the cycle Friday, got it started with a two-run homer and was followed by Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez, and Dylan Carlson.

It's only the 11th time in history that a team has gone back-to-back-to-back-to-back in a game and the first time it's happened in the first inning, according to ESPN's Marly Rivera. The last time it occurred before Saturday was in 2020 when the Chicago White Sox did it against, ironically, the Cardinals.

Gibson, meanwhile, is just the sixth pitcher to surrender at least four consecutive homers in one inning, according to Baseball Almanac. He's the first Phillies hurler to do it since Charlie Bicknell on June 6, 1948, at St. Louis.

Gibson's actually the second pitcher to give up four homers in one frame this season. Boston Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi allowed a record-tying five to the Astros in the second inning of his start on May 17.

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