Torres hits historic 13th homer vs. O's this year
New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres continued his decimation of the Baltimore Orioles on Monday, hitting a 3-run shot in the sixth inning that moved him into Major League Baseball’s record books.
The home run in Game 2 of a doubleheader was his second of the game and gave him 13 total homers against the Orioles this season. The 22-year-old also hit a homer earlier in Game 1 on Monday.
The 13 dingers moved Torres into a tie with Roger Maris (1961), Joe Adcock (1956), Hank Sauer (1954) and Jimmie Foxx (1932) for most home runs against a single team in one season in MLB history, according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
Only Lou Gehrig, who hit 14 homers against the Cleveland Indians in 1936, has more home runs in one season against a single opponent.
Torres does move into a tie with Gehrig for most home runs hit against the Orioles franchise, giving the Yankees yet another record against their division rivals. The Bronx Bombers shattered the record for most homers by a team against a single opponent in one season, hitting their 49th bomb against the O’s last week. They’ve hit 10 more in parts of three games since then.
The multi-homer feat in Game 2 was Torres’ eighth this season, tying him with Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio for the most by a Yankees player before his 23rd birthday.
Torres is batting .283 with 26 home runs and 69 RBIs this season.