They had more home runs (41) than runs allowed (37).
Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton has a statistical shot at one of the most iconic records in sports: 61 home runs in a season.
Cody Bellinger became the first rookie to hit 10 home runs in 10 games.
Eric Thames had just 30 home runs in four seasons before flaming out as a prospect, forced to spend three seasons in Korea.
He returned in 2017 and hit 13 home runs in his first 36 games.
10 and promptly bashed 18 home runs in his first 39 games.
Giancarlo Stanton has an outside shot to surpass the 61 home runs hit by Roger Maris in 1961, a mark that stood for 27 years before steroids infiltrated the sport and killed the record book.
Yet fans don’t seem alarmed or suspicious, even though the total home runs hit in 2017 will surpass the record set in 2000, when the best sluggers turned out to be frauds.
He became just the 18th player in history to hit four home runs in a game.
And if the Indians are the latest team to find redemption, I’m changing my Super Bowl pick to the Atlanta Falcons the team that blew a 25-point lead in the Super Bowl.