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On this Date in Padres History 4/13/1987: Wynne, Gwynn, and Kruk make history in the opener

The trio became the first group to start a game off with three-straight home runs.

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On this date in 1987, the Padres welcomed the San Francisco Giants into Jack Murphy Stadium for the home opener of the season.

After the top of the first inning, the Padres found themselves down 2-0 to Giants following a run batted in by Chili Davis and a solo home run to deep left field by Jeffrey Leonard.

In the bottom of the first, the Padres responded in historic fashion. The first three batters up for the Padres were Marvell Wynne, Tony Gwynn, and John Kruk. One after the other, Wynne, Gwynn, and Kruk - which sounds like a semi-successful law firm - each took turns going yard. Wynne went straight down the right field line, Gwynn took it deep into right field, and Kruk sent his out the back of left field.

The Padres unfortunately went on to lose that game 13-6 but they can’t take away what those three accomplished. Wynne, Gwynn, and Kruk became the first trio of players to lead-off a baseball game with three-straight home runs.