Opening Week Recap: Who hit the most home runs?

Well the first week of baseball is in the books. We’ve had some hot starts (Mark Trumbo) and some not so hot starts (Royals, Yankees).

Through Sunday, Major League Baseball has hit 159 home runs. The National League is currently out-slugging the American League 87 home runs to 72, and the San Francisco Giants are the only team with double digit home runs (11). There have already been a few surprises to start the season: the Houston Astros lead the American League with nine home runs, the Yankees only hit their first home run yesterday, and White Sox outfielder Alejandro De Aza, not known for his power, is tied for the AL lead with three home runs.

Your 2014 home run leaders through Sunday: Continue reading

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Yankees break through to get their first home run of the year

Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner homered in the fourth inning against the Blue Jays today, giving New York its first home run of the season.

It took the Yankees six games to get their first homer of the season. It was the longest it has taken for the Yankees to get their first home run since 1998, when it took them four games to get their first homer. The Yankees had hit a home run in every opening day game from 1999-2012, but now it has been two consecutive opening days without a home run for New York.

Now that the Yankees have their first home run, the Kansas City Royals are the only remaining MLB team to have not hit a home run.

Baseball is back!

Hey everyone! Spring Training is here and we have our first set of games playing today!

So far we have had three home runs hit today. Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista launched the first home run of Spring Training with two outs in the top of the first inning against Philadelphia Phillies RHP Roberto Hernandez. Yangervis Solarte, a minor league utility man and recent addition to the New York Yankees system, hit the Yankees’ first home run of Spring Training in the top of the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, driving in new Yankee outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez hit a three run shot in the bottom of the seventh inning to tie the Yankees 5-5.

Check back throughout the day, and throughout the rest of Spring Training for more home run news.

UPDATE: Day 1 of Spring Training is in the books, and we saw six home runs hit to kick off the year. Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Heisey hit a two run shot in the top of the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians, and third baseman Adam Duvall and shortstop Ehire Adrianza both homered in the bottom of the ninth inning for the San Francisco Giants in the 10-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics to close out the day.

Happy New Year! A look back at the 20 longest home runs of 2013.

I found this great video highlight on YouTube the other day. Got some HUGE homers on this.