SportGleyber Torres could break single-season record for home runs vs. one team
Jose Ramirez needs more than one walk-off homer for Indians to stop dangerous Twins
His game-winning blast is a positive start, but he must be consistent for Cleveland to overtake Minnesota.
Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres on Wednesday hit his ninth and 10th home runs of the season against the Orioles. He has faced Baltimore 11 times this year.
His run is bordering on historic: Just 58 players in MLB history have notched more long balls in a single campaign against one team.
Torres still has eight more games vs. the Orioles this season. He'll need five more long balls to break Lou Gehrig's 1936 record of 14 against the Indians.
Here is Gleyber Torres homering for the second time tonight and 10th time in 11 games against the Orioles this season.
MLB wrap: Rays top Yankees behind two Yandy Diaz homers
Two home runs and four RBIs from third baseman Yandy Diaz helped Tampa Bay improve to 24-14 on the year. The Yandy-Man can. pic.twitter.com/ef7nqqGOLE— Tampa Bay Devil Rays (@RaysBaseball) May 12, 2019 The Rays finished with 10 hits to New York's five. Gleyber Torres led the Yankees with two hits in his four at-bats. Although Tampa Bay's best pitcher to start the season Tyler Glasnow is out four to six weeks with a forearm injury, it seems fired up and motivated to perform. Studs of the Night Albert Pujols belted two homers in the Angels' 7-2 win against the Orioles.— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb)
Gehrig is the only player to reach 14. Roger Maris, Joe Adcock, Hank Sauer and Jimmie Foxx tormented opponents for 13 home runs in single seasons, while an array of others hit 11 or 12.
Along with Torres, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez could also break the record for his own work against the Orioles in 2019. He has already notched nine long balls against them, including one in New York's 7-5 win on Wednesday.
As a team, the Yankees have averaged more than seven runs per game and more than three home runs against the Orioles in their 11 matchups this year.
MLB sluggers set home run record for month.
MLB had seen 2,239 homers this season entering Friday, putting hitters on pace to shatter the annual record by more than 400 home runs.
Extended Cut: Torres' homer sets MLB single-season HR mark
Gleyber Torres hits the Yankees' 265th home run of the 2018 season, setting a new Major League single-season record. Hear from Torres, Aaron Boone and ...
Yankees break MLB record with 265 home runs in 2018
Watch the Yankees' path to breaking the MLB single-season home run record as Gleyber Torres hits the team's record-breaking 265th long ball of the season ...