Kicking off the Division Series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Fieldthe Tampa Bay Rays proved once again that they are not going to change in nothing his way of playing and winning.
With three home runs, including one by Mexican national team Randy Arozarena, the Rays captured Game 1 to improve their record in each to 22-4 and thereby matched the best start to a season for 26 home games in modern Major League Baseball history.
The Rays are the best team in both leagues and they lead Baltimore by three games in the Eastern pennant race.
Among the numbers that are registering this campaign, perhaps the one that surprises the most is in the line of home runs. The Rays have hit 94 home runs before the game, 16 more than their closest rival, the Atlanta Braves.
With 49 games making it into the history books, Tampa Bay is averaging 1.91 home runs per game.
In 2019 the place to be in the season was the seats beyond the outfield fences. The 30 MLB teams combined to hit the most home runs in history: 6,776.
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The Minnesota Twins set a single-season home run record with 307. The Twins hit an average 1.8 homers per game, so the Rays are on pace to surpass what Minnesota did in 2019.
monday night Arozarena walked to the plate in the sixth inning with the fans chanting his name, and the Mexican responded with a solo home run. He scored twice Monday night as the Rays beat the Blue Jays 6-4 in front of a season-low crowd of 8,857 at Tropicana Field.
Arozarena has become one of the most recognizable faces on the Rays and has changed his approach. Up to now he is the home run leader within Tampa Bay with 11tied with Yandi Diaz and Josh Lowe.
The Twins in 2019 had five players who passed the 30 home runs, led by Nelson Cruz who hit 41.
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|Equipment||Total Home Runs|
|Minnesota Twins (2019)||307|
|New York Yankees (2019)||306|
|Houston Astros (2019)||288|
|Los Angeles Dodgers (2019)||279|
|New York Yankees (2018)||267|