Big home runs in three straight Major League Baseball games for Mississauga slugger


Published May 15, 2023 at 2:09 pm

Naylor home run trot
(Photo: Cleveland Guardians Twitter)

Mississauga slugger Josh Naylor is on a home run tear for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Cleveland Guardians, slamming round-trippers in each of his club’s three games over the weekend.

The hulking first baseman, who checks in at 5-foot-11 and 250 pounds, went deep on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 14) as the Guardians took two of three games from the visiting Los Angeles Angels.

And his power shows itself at key times in many games. Naylor’s three-run homer in the eighth inning on Sunday off Angels’ closer Carlos Estevez gave Cleveland a 4-1 lead en route to a 4-3 victory.

The 25-year-old St. Joan of Arc Secondary School (Mississauga) grad is now up to six home runs and 26 RBIs on the young MLB season, but is hitting only .214.

His Guardians are also off to a somewhat slow start at 19-21, which is good enough for second place in a mediocre American League Central Division.

The Guardians are back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Chicago for a three-game series with the division-rival White Sox.

Josh’s younger brother, Bo Naylor, is a top catching prospect in the Guardians’ system and is expected to again join his brother in Cleveland later this season.

The Naylors have another brother on the way up to possibly join them at the MLB level in the next few years.

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