San­tander blasts Eutaw HR 100

Baltimore Sun Sunday - - ORIOLES -

Ori­oles out­fielder An­thony San­tander made Cam­den Yards his­tory Sat­ur­day, hitting the 100th Eutaw Street home run off Cleve­land In­di­ans pitcher Zach Ple­sac.

The home run, which put the Ori­oles up 2-0 in the fourth in­ning of a 13-0 win over the In­di­ans, was the 45th home run sent to Eutaw Street by an Ori­ole.

“It’s an honor to hit the 100th home run on Eutaw Street,” San­tander said through team in­ter­preter Ramón Alar­cón. “It’s un­be­liev­able.”

On April 20, 1992, the Detroit Tigers’ Mickey Tet­tle­ton, a for­mer Ori­ole, was the first to send one fly­ing past the right-field wall and onto Eutaw Street, do­ing so off Ori­oles pitcher Ben McDonald.

Twenty-seven years, two months and eight days later, Ori­oles catcher Chance Sisco hit the 99th to Eutaw Street off In­di­ans pitcher Mike Clevinger in the Ori­oles’ 13-0 win Fri­day night. Sisco’s home run led to a four-run in­ning for the Ori­oles.

Twenty-three hours later, San­tander hit the 100th to help the Ori­oles score six runs in the fourth in­ning.

San­tander, who went 2-for-5 on Sat­ur­day, im­pressed man­ager Brandon Hyde with his per­for­mance.

“Tony San­tander, the way you can pull your hands in there on a mid-90s fast­ball and keep it fair, that's some ma­jor league bat­ting for sure,” Hyde said.

Chris Davis has hit the most Eutaw Street home runs with 11. Jonathan Vil­lar had hit the pre­vi­ous two, both in 2018, be­fore Sisco and San­tander reached Eutaw in con­sec­u­tive games. The last time the Ori­oles hit two Eutaw Street home runs in two days was on Aug. 17-18, 2016 when Davis hit one against the Bos­ton Red Sox and one against the Houston Astros.

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