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MLB: Royals' Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th home run of season

MLB: Royals' Alex Gordon hits MLB's record-setting 5,694th home run of season

Kansas City's Alex Gordon broke Major League Baseball's season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th long ball of 2017 on Tuesday night.

Gordon's home run off Toronto's Ryan Tepera broke a mark set in 2000 at the height of the Steroids Era. The drive, which drove in the last run in the Royals' 5-2 loss, was his eighth this season and the 159th of his 11-year big league career.

“A pretty cool thing to be a part of,” Gordon said. “I didn't hit many this year, but I guess I made one count.”

It was the 17th home run of the night in the major leagues and came just after Detroit's Alex Presley tied the record when he connected at home against...

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