Soler sets Royals home run record

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September 4, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Jorge Soler of the Kansas City Royals rounds the bases after hitting his 39th home run of the year, a single-season club record, during the third inning against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday. JAMIE SQUIRE/GETTY IMAGES

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jorge Soler got Kansas City going with a record-breaking home run before Ryan O’Hearn ended the game with one swing of his bat.

Soler eclipsed the franchise home run mark with his 39th homer of the season and O’Hearn hit a pinch-hit, game-ending home run in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Royals to a 6-5 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

O’Hearn sent the first pitch he saw from Zac Reininger (0-1) in the ninth inning over the fence in right field after a seesaw final three innings.

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