On July 23, 2002 — Celebrating his 29th birthday by hitting three homers in Boston’s 22-4 rout of the Devil Rays, Nomar Garciaparra ties the major league record, becoming the 26th player to hit five home runs in two games. It was the Red Sox shortstop’s second three-homer game, having accomplished the feat against the Mariners on May 10, 1999.

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