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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:00 am

Briefs

New home run record set

Associated Press

Major League Baseball hitters have punctuated a power-packed year by shattering the record for most home runs in a season. Jonathan Villar of the Baltimore Orioles connected Wednesday night for the 6,106th homer. That topped the mark of 6,105 set in 2017. There are plenty more to come, too – the record was broken with 18 days left in the regular season.

New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso began the day with a major league-leading 47 home runs. The Minnesota Twins led the majors with 277, the most for a team in a single season.

In August, big league batters broke the monthly home run record for the third time this year when they hit 1,228 home runs. That surpassed the 1,142 in June and 1,135 in May.

Extra innings

The Yankees and Tigers were rained out Wednesday, and the game was rescheduled as part of a doubleheader today. CC Sabathia had his start pushed back to the second game of the twinbill. ... Mets manager Mickey Callaway says it is “likely” that Noah Syndergaard will pitch to catcher Wilson Ramos on Friday in his first start since Syndergaard's misgivings over Ramos' defense became public.