Wednesday, May 8

Thunder dome! Trop hosts Rays’ record-breaking homer

ST. PETERSBURG — Another day, one other Rays dwelling run.

The Rays prolonged their season-opening homer streak to a Major League-record 21 video games on Saturday afternoon at Tropicana Field, as Randy Arozarena went deep to left-center area off White Sox starter Dylan Cease within the first inning to offer Tampa Bay a 2-0 lead.

That blast broke the Rays’ tie with the Mariners, who homered of their first 20 video games of the 2019 season. Tampa Bay has additionally blown previous the franchise file for the longest single-season dwelling run streak, having surpassed an 18-game run from Aug. 19-Sept. 8, 2017.

Arozarena’s fifth homer was the Rays’ MLB-leading forty sixth dwelling run of the season. Their 45 homers via 20 video games marked the second-highest whole in AL/NL historical past, behind solely the 2000 Cardinals (47).

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