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Saturday, April 22, 2006
Home run derby: Brewers hit five in one inning

Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers became the first major league team in 40 years to hit five home runs in one inning Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds.

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Bill Hall, Damian Miller, Brady Clark, J.J. Hardy and Prince Fielder all homered for Milwaukee in a seven-run fourth. The last team to hit five homers in an inning was the Minnesota Twins on June 9, 1966, in the seventh against the Kansas City Athletics.

Three other teams have accomplished the feat: the 1939 New York Giants, 1949 Philadelphia Phillies and 1961 San Francisco Giants -- all against Cincinnati as well.

Miller and Clark each hit a two-run shot. The rest were solo home runs.

Cincinnati starter Brandon Claussen gave up four of the homers before getting an out in the fourth. That also tied a big league record for most home runs allowed in one inning by a pitcher. He is the fourth Reds pitcher to do so, joining Mario Soto, Jeff Austin, and Jose Acevedo.

The Brewers sent 10 batters to the plate in the fourth. Hall flied out to end the rally in his second at-bat of the inning.