Rays’ Carlos Pena homers in 6th straight game

Tampa Bay’s Carlos Pena has homered for the sixth consecutive

game, hitting a solo shot in the first inning of Saturday’s night

game against the Florida Marlins.

Pena became the first player to homer in six straight games

since Frank Thomas did it for Oakland Sept. 5-11, 2006. Pena has

seven homers during the streak, giving him 15 this season and an

AL-leading 131 since joining the Rays in 2007 – four more than Alex

Rodriguez.

Pena connected off Marlins right-hander Ricky Nolasco as he

continues to emerge from a season-long slump. He began the night

batting .196.