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Jed Lowrie of the Oakland Athletics hits a home run in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Jed Lowrie of the Oakland Athletics hits a home run in the seventh inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on June 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Baseballs are flying out of Major League ballparks, and if that continues at the current pace there will be an all-time record for home runs in a single season. The current record is 5,693 home runs, set back in 2000.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with sports analyst Mike Pesca (@pescami), host of the daily podcast The Gist, about what's going on.

This segment aired on June 29, 2017.

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