Chicks Dig the Long Ball: New Record for Home Runs in a Game

June 11, 2019 - 3:25 pm
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The Diamondbacks and Phillies might as well have skipped the game and held a home run derby Monday night.

Arizona beat Philadelphia 13-8, with a combined 13 home runs in the game to set a new Major League Baseball record. The previous record of 12 was set in 1995 between the Tigers and White Sox and tied by the same two teams again in 2002.

The D'Backs didn't waste much time either, hitting three consecutive home runs to open the game against Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jerad Eickhoff.  It was the first time a team had hit three straight home runs to start a game since the Diamondbacks did it July 21, 2017, at home against Washington all-star Max Scherzer.

Eickhoff allowed five hits in the game, all dingers, before getting pulled before recording an out in the fourth inning. Arizona went on to set a franchise record, slugging eight home runs in the game.

No team in the National League is allowing more home runs than the Phillies this season. Philadelphia's pitchers have allowed 108 home runs, 14 more than the next worst team in that category, the San Francisco Giants. 

By Stephen Andress

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