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Cardinals become 11th team in MLB history to hit four straight home runs; blast Phillies in first inning

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Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia, the St. Louis Cardinals made history against right-hander Kyle Gibson. They became just the 11th team in history to hit four straight home runs. Or, in the possibly tongue-twisting manner of saying it, they went back-to-back-to-back-to-back. 

The inning started innocently enough, as Gibson retired the first two batters before a single to Paul Goldschmidt. Then Nolan Arenado went yard and it was on. Nolan Gorman, Juan Yepez and Dylan Carlson followed with longballs of their own: 

As noted, this had only happened 10 times before. A quick rundown: 

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There’s the possibility of some fun trivia in there. 

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The Cardinals entered Saturday’s action trailing the Brewers by two games in the NL Central. 

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