Middletown native Schwarber ties MLB record

Slugger cracks five home runs over his last two games

Credit: Nick Wass

Credit: Nick Wass

Middletown native Kyle Schwarber is experiencing quite the power surge.

Schwarber cracked three home runs Sunday in the Washington Nationals’ 5-2 win over the New York Mets. He’s hit nine home runs in 11 games since being moved to the leadoff spot in the batting order, according to MLB.com’s Jessica Camerato.

Schwarber hit a pair of homers in the Nats’ 6-2 win over the Mets in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, allowing him to tie a MLB record with five homers in his last two games. Five HRs in two games has happened several times in MLB history, most recently by the White Sox Jose Abreu, according to Camerato.

Schwarber, who spent six seasons with the Chicago Cubs before signing a one-year deal with Washington, is third in the National League in home runs (18) and tied for 14th in the NL with 42 RBI. He’s hitting .241.

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