Vladimir Guerrero Jr. caps record-setting month for MLB homers

Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) rounds the bases after hitting a home run. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (27) rounds the bases after hitting a home run. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

The weather hasn’t even fully warmed up yet and baseballs are flying out of stadiums at record rates.

Toronto Blue Jays rookie phenom Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit a solo home run in the eighth inning of Friday’s game against the Colorado Rockies to bring the league’s May tally to 1,120, setting a new single-month record. The previous mark was set in August 2017.

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The year of the long ball is in full swing as numerous records have already been shattered. The Seattle Mariners set a new mark for most homers to start a season, and the Los Angeles Dodgers broke a record for consecutive home games with a big fly, and it’s not even June yet. Individually, a whopping seven players are on pace to flirt with the 50-home run mark.

With the heat of summer right around the corner, there’s a high likelihood that more history will be made in the near future.

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