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Reds set franchise home run record

Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto watches a solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jimmy Nelson during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - In a season filled with disappointment, the Reds achieved a modicum of success by setting a franchise record for offensive production.

Zack Cozart hit his 20th home run of the year on Tuesday in St Louis. So for the first time in Cincinnati history the Reds have six players with at least 20 home runs.

REDS HOME RUN LEADERS (2017)

  • 34 Votto
  • 31 Duvall
  • 26 Schebler
  • 24 Suarez
  • 24 Gennett
  • 20 Cozart


The Reds are the 25th team in Major League history with at least 6 batters to hit at least 20 home runs-- but they aren't the first to hit the mark this season. The Baltimore Orioles accomplished the feat on August 28. Two days later, the Cubs did it for the first time in franchise history, too. Ian Happ homered that night to join Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras and Javier Baez in that company.

Twice before Cincinnati has had five players hit 20 HR in a season, in 2008 and 1956.


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