Home Runs Are Flying Out Of Major League Ballparks At Record Pace03:23
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Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins hits a sixth inning solo home run against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on Aug. 5, 2017 in Atlanta. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins hits a sixth inning solo home run against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on Aug. 5, 2017 in Atlanta. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
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Players in Major League Baseball's American and National leagues have already hit more than 4,000 home runs this season. If that pace continues they'll break the single-season record of 5,693 set in 2000.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with sports analyst Mike Pesca (@pescami), host of the daily podcast The Gist, about baseball's power surge.

This segment aired on August 17, 2017.

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