Arizona Diamondbacks minor-leaguer Jon Griffin, after hitting four home runs the night before, picked up where he left off on Thursday to extend his streak of five straight homers.
The streak came to an end as Griffin grounded out in the sixth inning after walking in his second plate appearance during the Mobile BayBears' game against the Tennessee Smokies.
Griffin matched the Southern League record with four home runs in the Mobile's 17-7 victory over the Smokies on Wednesday night.
The major league record is four straight at-bats with a home run, accomplished many times but last done by Carlos Gonzalez in 2012.
Griffin was 5-for-6 with seven RBIs on Wednesday. The 25-year-old first baseman hit solo homers in the fifth and sixth innings, added a three-run shot in the seventh, and had a two-run homer in the ninth. He also singled in the first.
The 6-foot-6 Griffin has 10 home runs in 41 games this season after hitting three in 61 games last season for Mobile. He played at Central Florida and was drafted in the 21st round by the Diamondbacks in 2011.
The last four-homer game in the Southern League came from George Kalafatis on July 1, 1969, for Montgomery.