Yankees tie single-season home run record with Twins and the race is sure to change hands more times

Recently, the Twins set the single-season home run record. The previous record was 267, which the Yankees set last season. Before that it was 264 from the 1997 Mariners. The Twins had 275 heading into Tuesday night. The Yankees on Tuesday, though, hit six and that moved them to 276 on the season. Mitch Garver then homered for the Twins to tie things back up.

So the Yankees set the latest record, the Twins tied them back up and there is still so much time remaining in the season that these two teams are likely to keep going back and forth, continually setting new milestones. They are going to shatter this thing. 

Further, the Dodgers have hit 258, so they are going to go over the previous record of 267 at some point. The Astros are at 250, so that'll be the four highest single-season team home run totals in the history of baseball in the same season. 

The following teams could also join the fray: 

The "too many home runs" crowd is going to have plenty of evidence on their side this coming offseason. Team-level records are falling as well as individual records and league-level records. The ball has never flied out of the yard like it has in 2019. 

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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