MLB has seen 37 consecutive days in which at least one player hits two home runs in game
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The year of the home run continued Tuesday. The night's game slate, which saw the Braves' Freddie Freeman and Cubs' Anthony Rizzo both crank two homers, now gives the league a running total of 37(!) consecutive days in which at least one player has had a two-home run day.
The MLB record as of 2016 for two-home run games was 20 in a row.
On a night in which Mike Trout matched the MLB lead with his career-best 42nd homer, the two-home run streak adds just another milestone in a season in which multiple deep ball records have been shattered. Pete Alonso just snapped the rookie home run record earlier this week with his 40th home run. At least 17 players have homered more than 30 times. And the September stretch will only be amplified by a must-watch home run leaders race.
Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves bats in the 7th inning against the Miami Marlins at SunTrust Park on August 20, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Logan Riely, Getty Images)
After going 0-for-12 with five strikeouts during a three-game series the game prior against the Dodgers, Freeman homered twice Tuesday and drove in four runs to help carry to Braves to a 5-1 win over the Marlins. Rizzo went 3-for-3 and scored three times in his first multi-homer game this season to lift Chicago to a 5-3 win over the Giants.
On Monday, Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy blasted two home runs to extend the streak to 36. He followed it up with a tiebreaking home run on Tuesday to lift the Mariners over the Rays 7-4.
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