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Bradley blasts trio of homers for Akron

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Bobby Bradley showcased his prodigious power on Tuesday as he homered in his final three at-bats, in three consecutive innings, to finish 3-for-5 with a season-high seven RBIs in Double-A Akron's 10-4 victory over Erie.

The Indians' No. 4 prospect (No. 82 overall) was held hitless in his first two trips to the plate before connecting on a solo homer to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning, which at the time trimmed the RubberDucks' deficit, 4-2.

Bobby Bradley showcased his prodigious power on Tuesday as he homered in his final three at-bats, in three consecutive innings, to finish 3-for-5 with a season-high seven RBIs in Double-A Akron's 10-4 victory over Erie.

The Indians' No. 4 prospect (No. 82 overall) was held hitless in his first two trips to the plate before connecting on a solo homer to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning, which at the time trimmed the RubberDucks' deficit, 4-2.

But Bradley was just getting started, as the 21-year-old first baseman put Akron ahead, 5-4, with a three-run shot in the following frame before adding another three-run blast in the eighth.

Bradley's three homers

"He's been working really hard with [hitting coach] Johnny Narron and [bench coach] Omir Santos in the batting cage," RubberDucks manager Mark Budzinski told MiLB.com. "He's developing a solid routine, which has helped him get on time and ready to hit. That's helped him see the ball better and put good swings on the balls he wants to it. It's exciting to see." 

It was the first three-homer game of Bradley's career and the first by a RubberDucks' player since Matt McBride accomplished the feat on July 1, 2010.

Bradley pushed his home run total to 14 with the multi-homer game -- the sixth of his career and his second this season. Overall, he's hit .254 with an .840 OPS through 67 games, all while reducing his strikeout rate to 23.4 percent after he whiffed at a 29.7 percent clip in 2016.

What's more, Bradley's big performance comes near the end of what's been his best month in the Eastern League. In 23 June contests, he's hitting .301 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.