When the Orioles acquired power hitting Mark Reynolds, some suggested he could become the first Oriole with 35 homers since Albert Belle hit 37 in 1999.
Tonight, Reynolds hit No. 35. It was a solo shot in the second off Josh Beckett that gave the O’s a 1-0 lead.
That is three homers in the last four games for Reynolds and four in 16 games this month.
He has hit 27 of 35 against right-handed pitchers. He has hit 17 at home and 18 on the road. He has 15 since the All-Star break after hitting 20 before the break.
Reynolds has hit 17 of his 35 homers when batting seventh in the order, as he is tonight.
It is his third this year against Boston. He entered tonight batting .244 with two homers and seven RBIs in 12 games against the Sox.
Reynolds’ homers by month -