Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 1:01 am ET - The Score
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. The runner that tagged up was safe, however according to @SlangsOnSports, Kik Hern ndez threw this ball from CF 97.5 MPH pic.twitter.com/q2f0yuEk2V FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 16, 2021 "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. Kik Hern ndez's 13 hits in his last 4 games extend the record for most in a 4-game span in postseason historyMost hits in 4-game span in single postseason:2021 Kik Hern ndez: 132020 Randy Arozarena: 112004 Hideki Matsui: 111995 Marquis Grissom: 111990 Billy Hatcher: 11 Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 16, 2021 Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.