Bench homers in the 1st, walks in the 3rd, and homers again in the 5th and 7th. It is the second time Bench has hit three home runs in a game against Carlton; the first came on July 26, 1970. Bench ties a major-league record with four consecutive homers, having hit one in his final at-bat the previous night in the Reds’ 7 – 1 win. Despite the three homers, Dave Concepcion’s two-run homer in the 9th, off Barry Lersch, is the game-winner.
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