Salina, KS

Now: 42 °

Currently: Fog/Mist

Hi: 59 ° | Lo: 28 °

Soler nears Royals homer record in extras win

Royals.comAugust 25, 2019

CLEVELAND — Jorge Soler’s longest home run drought of the season — 10 games — finally ended in dramatic fashion on Sunday afternoon.

The Royals’ slugging designated hitter blasted a two-run home run in a 5-run eighth inning, edging him closer to a franchise record. But it took Ryan O’Hearn’s second home run of the game to secure a 9-8 victory in 10 innings over the Indians in a wild Players’ Weekend series finale at Progressive Field.

The Royals held an 8-3 lead going into the eighth. But Franmil Reyes hit a solo shot off Jacob Barnes. Then, the Indians pushed across four in the ninth off Ian Kennedy on a solo shot by Francisco Lindor and a game-tying three-run homer by Reyes to left-center with two outs.

Soler’s 36th home run tied him for second on the franchise’s season home run list with Steve Balboni (1985). Soler now is within two of tying Mike Moustakas’ club record for homers in a season (38 in 2017).

Soler sent reliever Nick Wittgren’s 3-1 fastball a projected 437 feet, per Statcast, to left field. That broke a 3-3 tie.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2020. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Holland back with KC on Minors deal

January 29, 2020 11:33 am

Gordon, Royals close in on deal

January 22, 2020 9:17 am



STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

School Provides Bird Safe...
February 16, 2020Comments
What Are the Clearest Lak...
February 16, 2020Comments
Kids to Learn How to Work...
February 16, 2020Comments
VIDEO: Good Day to Polar ...
February 15, 2020Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2020 - EEO  - KDJM  - KABI  - KSAL-AM  - KSAL-FM  - KVOB  - KYEZ  - KZUH