Red Sox OF Hernandez makes playoff history in loss to Astros

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Enrique Hernandez made postseason history Friday with an impressive Game 1 performance against the Houston Astros in a 5-4 loss.

The 30-year-old went 4-for-5 with two home runs to become the first player in MLB history to record 12-plus hits over a four-game span in a single postseason, according to the Red Sox.

Hernandez's last four games

ALDS Game 2 5-6
ALDS Game 3 3-6
ALDS Game 4 1-4
ALCS Game 1 4-5

Hernandez just needed a triple to complete the cycle Friday and also played some incredible defense in the contest.

He made a run-saving grab with the bases loaded in the second inning, followed by a circus-style catch in the fifth, and then uncorked an incredible 97.5-mph throw from center field in the eighth that nearly prevented a run from scoring.

"Enrique right now is en fuego," Red Sox manager Alex Cora said after Game 1, according to NBC Sports Boston.

Hernandez has been a major force in the Red Sox lineup over the last four contests, compiling 13 hits, four home runs, and eight RBIs.

Red Sox OF Hernandez makes playoff history in loss to Astros
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