After breaking out in a big way during his first season with the A's last year, Josh Reddick had a slow start to the 2013 season. The outfielder managed just five home runs and 37 RBI through 82 games, striking out 61 times over that span.
Something clicked on Friday, though, when Oakland clashed with the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Reddick hit three home runs (yes, three) and brought home five runs en route to a 14-6 victory, becoming just the sixth player to hit three homers in one game this season. He was hitless in his previous 20 at-bats.
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Reddick's first home run was a solo shot to right field in the second inning. He had another solo blast in the fifth before hammering a three-run drive off reliever Juan Perez in the sixth.
His hot streak didn't end there.
Reddick kept the hits coming on Saturday afternoon, going 2-for-4 at the plate with five RBI...and two more homers.
His first came in the second inning with a man on base and two outs. The second was a ninth-inning blast that brought the A's to within one run of Toronto with no outs.
Oakland lost the game 5-4, but seeing one of their top sluggers return to form has to be a confidence booster. Reddick played an integral role in the club's success last season, hitting a career-high 32 home runs in 156 games.