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Beltran pulls into tie with Bonds
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10/17/2004 7:11 PM ET
Beltran pulls into tie with Bonds
Sluggers share single-season playoff homer mark
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Carlos Beltran has not only made his first postseason appearance a memorable one, it's now historic.

With his tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning of Sunday's Game 4 of the National League Championship Series, the Houston center fielder has pulled into a first-place tie for most home runs in a single postseason, with eight. Barry Bonds clubbed eight long balls in the 2002 postseason, but in 19 games (five each in the NLDS and NLCS, seven in the World Series). Beltran's eight homers have come in just nine games (five in the NLDS, four in the NLCS).

Beltran has also homered in five consecutive postseason games, breaking a tie with Jeffery Leonard (1987) and Juan Gonzalez (1996) to take over sole possession of first place in that category.

Albert Pujols clubbed his sixth of the postseason in Game 6, tying the Cardinals' slugger for fourth on the all-time list.

Facts machine: Beltran rising
Player Team Year Homers
Carlos Beltran Astros 2004 8
Barry Bonds Giants 2002 8
Troy Glaus Angels 2002 7
Albert Pujols Cardinals 2004 6
Rich Aurilia Giants 2002 6
Lenny Dykstra Phillies 1993 6
Ken Griffey Jr. Mariners 1995 6
Bob Robertson Pirates 1971 6
Jim Thome Indians 1998 6
Bernie Williams Yankees 1996 6
Sandy Alomar Jr. Indians 1997 5
Juan Gonzalez Rangers 1996 5
Reggie Jackson Yankees 1977 5
Davey Lopes Dodgers 1978 5
Fred McGriff Braves 1996 5
Willie Stargell Pirates 1979 5
Todd Walker Red Sox 2003 5

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