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Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. crushes 40th home run, Marcus Semien gets closer to history with two-HR game

The Blue Jays are coming off a monster weekend the place they swept the A’s. They stormed back from a six-run deficit to walk things off Friday, gained 10-8 Saturday after which 8-0 Sunday behind large offense and a dominant Cy Young contender. They carried that over Monday with two solo house runs in opposition to the Yankees within the first inning. 

Marcus Semien, who hit the walk-off shot Friday, went deep first:

After which Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. did the identical: 

Semien, 30, is having an unimaginable season after taking a one-year deal to maneuver positions with the Blue Jays over the winter. He entered Monday hitting .266/.334/.530 (131 OPS+) with 5.9 WAR. 

Oh, and he put the sport out of attain within the ninth with a grand slam: 

The Jays won, 8-0.

Semien now has 37 homers, which is already a profession excessive. He has a shot at historical past, too. 

Amongst main second basemen (75 % of video games performed at second), the report for house runs in a season is 43 (Davey Johnson, 1973). Solely 4 have even gotten to 40 (Brian Dozier in 2016, Rogers Hornsby in 1922 and Ryne Sandberg in 1990 along with Johnson). 

Merely, Semien guess on himself with the one-year deal and he is incomes himself an enormous payday this coming offseason. 

Guerrero’s homer was the Fortieth of his breakout season. His Corridor of Fame father topped 40 homers twice, with 42 in 1999 and 44 in 2000. The Guerreros be part of Cecil and Prince Fielder as the one father-son combos to see each gamers attain the 40-homer plateau in a season. If anybody is curious in regards to the Bonds household, Bobby’s profession excessive was 39, so the Barry and Bobby got here up one 1973 homer brief. 

Vlad Jr., 22, entered Monday hitting .318/.409/.598 (170 OPS+) with 5.5 WAR. He was main the AL in common, on-base proportion and OPS+ whereas main all of the majors in runs, hits, OPS and whole bases. He has a case for AL MVP. If he pulls it off, the Guerreros would grow to be the first-ever father-son duo to each win MVP honors. 

The Blue Jays got here into Monday four games out of the second AL wild card spot.

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