Reds' stadium holds long home run streak

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Reds' stadium holds long home run streak

CINCINNATI — After Wednesday’s 7-1 loss to Arizona, there has been at least one home run hit in 71 consecutive games at Great American Ball Park, the longest active ballpark homer streak in the majors.

It’s the longest such streak in GABP history (previous high was 41 from Aug. 9, 2007 to May 5, 2008). And, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, it is the longest in MLB since an 80-game stretch at Coors Field in 2002-03.

Following is a look at some numbers from the streak, along with a few dealing with the history of homers at GABP:

189: Home runs hit during the current 71-game streak.

93: Reds homers during the streak, with Jay Bruce’s 17 leading. Joey Votto is next with 14.

96: Opponent homers during the streak. Six players are tied for the lead with three each (Prince Fielder, Ryan Braun, Troy Tulowitzki, Yadier Molina, Wilson Ramos, Carlos Gonzalez and Seth Smith).

60: Homerless games at GABP, out of 776, since the stadium opened in 2003.

29: Homers hit from May 21-27 (Reds 17, Braves 6, Rockies 6), a GABP record for a homestand of seven games or fewer. It also included a single-game record of nine (Colorado 5, Reds 4) in the finale, a 7-5 Cincinnati win.

20: Times there has been just one home run hit in a game to extend the streak.

20: Times the streak has been extended in the first inning.

17: Reds players who have homered during the streak.

4: Longest stretch of homerless games by the Reds during the streak.

2: Longest stretch of homerless games by opponents.

2: Times the streak has survived thanks to a ninth-inning home run (Jay Bruce in Game 36 on April 27; and the Colorado Rockies’ Seth Smith in Game 6 on Aug. 11, 2011).

2: Longest stretch of homerless games in the 10-year history of GABP —  Aug. 6-7, 2005 and April 5-6, 2011.

1: Player who has homered during the streak as both a member of the Reds and as an opponent – Juan Francisco.

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