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Gordo Breaks MLB Record in Defeat to Blue Jays

Pat Strathman - September 20, 2017 7:30 am

Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon hasn’t been known for his power in 2017, but his most recent home run make history.

Gordo drilled a solo shot in the eighth to break a Major League Baseball record for homers in a season as the Royals fell 5-2 to the Toronto Blue Jays. The blast was the 5,694th, breaking the standard set back in 2000.

Toronto’s Darwin Barney hit a more important one, though. His two-run shot in the sixth put the Blue Jays ahead 2-0. KC third baseman Mike Moustakas scored Eric Hosmer on a sacrifice fly in the seventh, but Toronto quickly answered. Catcher Russell Martin doubled in two runs and scored off a RBI-single by Barney.

KC starter Ian Kennedy took the loss, going five innings, allowing three hits, two runs and striking out two. Reliever Scott Alexander coughed up three runs off three hits.

The Royals are 4.5 games out of the second AL wild card with 12 games remaining.