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Most Home Runs in Season – MLB History 2000 5,693 2017 5,677<< 2016 5,610 1999 5,528 2001 5,458 >>On pace for 6,139

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Clayton Kershaw's 32-inning scoreless streak against the Phillies was the longest by a pitcher against them since Tom Seaver had a 38-inning run from 1969 to 1970 (via Elias Sports Bureau).

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There have now been 5,677 home runs hit in MLB this season. That's 17 shy of breaking the single-season record set in 2000. The record should fall on Tuesday night with a full slate of games. MLB is on pace for 6,139 home runs in 2017, which would thus be the first season with 6,000 home runs.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Rookie Andrew Benintendi's bases-loaded single in the 11th inning lifted the Red Sox to a 10-8 win over the Orioles. The victory helped Boston keep its three-game lead over the Yankees, who beat Minnesota for their eighth win in 10 games.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Clayton Kershaw: Understandably not pleased with tonight's 4-3 loss to the Phillies.


Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees' Aroldis Chapman only need four pitches to escape a one-out bases loaded jam that was not his doing in the 8th. Chapman struck out the Twins' Joe Mauer on three pitches before forcing Byron Buxton to fly out to right. Chapman will be asked to take care of the 9th.