Guardians Brothers Blast Homers in Same Inning on National Siblings Day

Apr 10, 2024; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Guardians first base Josh Naylor (22) celebrates his home run.
Apr 10, 2024; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Guardians first base Josh Naylor (22) celebrates his home run. / David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Naylor brothers made National Siblings Day a little more interesting in the fourth inning of the Cleveland Guardians' game vs. the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.

First baseman Josh Naylor, the elder brother, was second up-to-bat in the bottom of the fourth inning when he hit his 432-foot home run to give the Guardians their first run of the night. Three at-bats later, catcher Bo Naylor, Josh’s younger brother, hit a 416-foot home run off the first pitch from Chicago's Erick Fedde.

This meant that the brothers both smashed home runs in the same inning on a day that celebrates siblings. It couldn't be any more perfect than that.

This isn't the first time the Naylor brothers have accomplished this feat. On July 14, 2023, the siblings hit home runs in the same inning against the Texas Rangers.

The Naylor brothers' fun didn't stop in the fourth inning, though. Guardians fans partially have the brothers to thank for Wednesday night's comeback 7–6 win as the duo helped the team win in extra innings. The elder Naylor doubled in the 10th, bringing one runner home to tie the game at 6–6. A few at-bats later, the younger Naylor singled and brought home one more runner to seal the win.

It was surely a game the Naylor family will never forget.


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