A’s, Astros set MLB Division Series record for most combined home runs

A’s, Astros set MLB Division Series record for most homers originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

So. Many. Home. Runs.

Seriously, there have been 24 home runs in the A’s-Houston Astros AL Division Series between both teams through seven innings of Game 4. According to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs, that’s the most in a postseason series of five games or fewer:

Astros outfielder Michael Brantley’s second home run of the game was the record-setter … and also gave the Astros a 6-4 lead over the A’s in the bottom of the fifth inning.

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The Astros didn’t stop there as Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to push the Astros’ lead to 11-4.

In total, the A’s and Astros have combined for six long balls Thursday … so far.

In case you’re wondering, the record for any series length is 26 combined homers in the 2008 American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.

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