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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.

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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.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

Yankees manager Joe Giardi is going to ask Aroldis Chapman to pickup a five-out save against the Twins. Chapman is entering in the eighth inning, trying to protect a one-run lead after Dellin Betances recorded one out, while walking two and hitting a batter.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

If you can't say something nice ... so, umm, Matt Harvey's return from the DL could have gone better so far. He gave up 12 hits and seven runs in just four innings to the Marlins -- including Giancarlo Stanton's 55th home run. That's 21 runs in 14.1 innings since his his return and you wonder: Does pitching this poorly make it more likely or less likely that he'll be back with the Mets in 2018? The Mets may not want him, but his trade value is as low as it can go right now.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

The Red Sox have announced that Dustin Pedroia's injury is a nasal contusion and that's he's currently considered day-to-day.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Clayton Kershaw was sailing along with a shutout in the sixth inning tonight when he gave up his first career grand slam -- a monster shot by Phillies outfielder Aaron Altherr. Kershaw had been sharp with his breaking ball all night, but he threw one too many sliders to Altherr. Manager Dave Roberts pulled Kershaw for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning. The Dodgers, who have a magic number of four to clinch the NL West, trail the Phillies 4-2.

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Athletics rookie Matt Olson became the 3rd rookie to hit 14 home runs in a 20-game span, joining Rudy York (1937 Tigers) and Mark McGwire (1987 Athletics).

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Aaron Altherr's 2nd career grand slam is the first allowed by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in his career.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Camden Yards just went library silent when Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia fouled a ball off home plate that bounced up and hit him square in the face. Pedroia was down on his knee for a couple minutes, then left the game. He walked off the field under his own power and was replaced by Brock Holt, who promptly doubled.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Doug Fister may have just pitched himself right out of the Red Sox playoff rotation. The 33-year old righty had nothing against Baltimore tonight, allowing nine baserunners (four hits, five walks) and five earned runs in two-plus innings. It's the second straight clunker for Fister, whose ERA has risen from 3.91 to 4.86 in his last two starts.

Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Doug Fister's not fooling anybody early, except maybe for those who think he should be in Boston's playoff rotation. Through three innings against the Orioles: 4 runs, 3 hits, 3 walks, 1 mound visit, 1 reliever warming, and lots of loud outs.