Sunflower seeds fly in the dugout as the Mariners’ Kyle Lewis is greeted after he hit a solo home run against the Reds during the fifth inning of a game Sept. 12, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Sunflower seeds fly in the dugout as the Mariners’ Kyle Lewis is greeted after he hit a solo home run against the Reds during the fifth inning of a game Sept. 12, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Lewis ties MLB home run record in Mariners’ loss to Reds

He becomes the second player in history to homer in his first three major-league games.

Associated Press

SEATTLE — Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis tied a major league record by hitting a home run in his first three games in Seattle’s 11-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.

Lewis joined Trevor Story as the only players to accomplish the feat. Story connected in his first four games — totaling six homers in that span — for Colorado in 2016.

Lewis hit a solo drive in the fifth inning Thursday night against Cincinnati. He doubled and singled earlier in the game.

Called up Tuesday from Double-A Arkansas, Lewis got his first career hit that night when homered in the fifth inning for Seattle’s first hit against the Reds’ Trevor Bauer. On Wednesday, he homered in the seventh to end Sonny Gray’s no-hit bid.

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