In a ridiculous display of power Monday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 13-8. The two teams combined for a whopping 13 home runs, breaking the single-game MLB record. Arizona launched eight, including the first three batters of the game, while the Phillies crushed five.
The teams combined for three in the ninth inning to tie and break the record just in time. By the end of the contest, 10 different batters went deep, with Arizona’s Eduardo Escobar and Ildemaro Vargas and Philadelphia’s Scott Kingery drilling two long balls each. This isn’t entirely surprising as the shift in philosophy across the league has led to home run records being broken left and right in 2019.
In order, here are the 13 home runs from Monday’s record-breaking contest: Jarrod Dyson (ARI), Ketel Marte (ARI), David Peralta (ARI), Jean Segura (PHI), Eduardo Escobar (ARI), Alex Avila (ARI), Scott Kingery (PHI), Eduardo Escobar (2), Ildemaro Vargas (ARI), Scott Kingery (2), Ildemaro Vargas (2), Rhys Hoskins (PHI), Jay Bruce (PHI).