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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. imposes his will and makes history with three home runs against Nationals

The Dominican first baseman performed the feat of hitting three home runs in the same game, an achievement that his father and Cooperstown Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero could not do throughout his career

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. lit the city of Toronto, a Canada, to social networks and of course to the Dominican Republic after a historic night with the bat. He became the youngest player since 1901 to hit three home runs and drive in seven laps in a single game.

All three home runs in a game are a personal best, one that even his father during his spectacular 16-year career couldn’t reach.

Guerrero Jr. twice punished Max Scherzer during the meeting. The first of their home runs came with the bases loaded in the bottom of the third inning, turning a scoreboard that placed them below the Nationals. The fifth inning opened with the second home run of the night for the first baseman and the third came in the seventh with a man on board. He would finish with three homers in four at-bats.

With his first home run of the night, the Dominican became the fourth player to shoot three grand slams before his 23rd birthday, accompanying Ozzie Albies (4), Giancarlo Stanton (4) and Albert Pujols (3).

With the performance, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. established himself as the youngest player in Toronto Blue Jays in and the seventh youngest player in the history of MLB in hitting a three-homer game. Additionally, he is the second youngest to do so within the last fifty years.

With the performance of the first baseman of the Blue Jays, the team achieved its eleventh victory of the season (11-11), placing second in the eastern division of the American League, three games from Boston Red Sox.

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