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May 7, 1957
Vic Power becomes the first modern major leaguer to hit both a leadoff and walkoff home run in the same game. The A's first baseman, who went deep off Hal Brown leading off the game, ends the contest in the 10th frame with a round-tripper off the right-hander, giving Kansas City a 3-2 victory over Baltimore.
June 25, 2000
After starting in the bottom of the first with a round-tripper, Darin Erstad ends the game in the bottom of the 11th inning with a walk-off home run, giving the Angels a 7-6 victory over Minnesota at Edison Field. The Anaheim leadoff DH joins Billy Hamilton (1893 Phillies) and Vic Power (1957 A's) as only the third major leaguer to have hit both a leadoff and walkoff home run in the same game.

June 15, 2003
Blue Jay rookie Reed Johnson becomes the fourth major leaguer to end a game with a walk-off homer after having hit a round-tripper to start the contest for his team. The 26 year-old right-fielder drilled Shawn Estes' 3-2 pitch over the left-centerfield fence leading off in the bottom of the first frame, and then ended the 4-4 stalemate with a tenth-inning solo shot off Cubs' reliever Mark Guthrie.

July 19, 2009
Ian Kinsler becomes the fifth major leaguer in baseball history to hit both a leadoff and walkoff home run for his team in the same game. The Rangers' second baseman led off the bottom of the first inning with a round-tripper off Francisco Liriano, and then ended the contest in the bottom of the 12th with a game-ending two-run blast off R.A. Dickey to give Texas a 6-4 victory over Minnesota.


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