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SportGleyber Torres could break single-season record for home runs vs. one team

05:45  23 may  2019
05:45  23 may  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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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.

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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.

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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.

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