The younger brother of utilityman Felipe Crespo, Cesar broke in with the Padres in May 2001. On June 7, facing Felipe's Giants, Cesar hit his first major-league homer off Ryan Vogelsong. Felipe also socked two round-trippers, making the two just the ninth pair of brothers ever to homer against each other in the same game. (JGR)
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 7, 2001:
The Padres pound Russ Ortiz (7-4) and outslug the Giants, 10–7, to snap their 8-game losing streak. Cesar Crespo hits his 1st ML homer for the Pads, while his brother Felipe, playing 1B for the Giants in J.T. Snow's absence, hits a pair. It was the 9th time that brothers on opposing teams had both homered in the same game. The last time was when Bret and Aaron Boone did it last year. Barry Bonds hits #32, his 13th homer in 18 games. Mike Darr has four hits and four RBIs for SD.