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    J.D. Martinez Ties Single-Game Home Run Record

    It’s going, going … gone! Martinez cranked four HRs Monday night, extending the Diamondbacks’ 11-game streak and defeating the division-leading Dodgers. He becomes only the 18th player in MLB history to do so, but the second this season. Meanwhile, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton’s on pace to hit 60 home runs — he considers 61 the “legitimate” record — in a season that feels extraordinarily homer heavy. With 5,189 total HRs through Sunday, 2017 is set to knock the previous homer record (5,693 in 2000) out of the park.

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