Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Counting homers instead of sheep

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Sports Updated: September 5, 2013 - 11:40 AM

As the 15 games in the major leagues were coming into the Star Tribune headquarters on the wire Wednesday night, one thing seemed peculiar. The number of homers being hit.

So early -- very early -- Thursday morning, I added them up.

There were 48 hit in 15 games, or just over three per game. Seemed like more.

Here is a breakdown, with a few hightlights:

* Boston tied a franchise record with eight in a 20-4 stomping of Detroit.

* Pablo Sandoval, a third baseman, hit three of San Francisco's six against San Diego.

* There were two grand slams, one by Miami shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, one by the Red Sox's Will Middlebrooks, a third baseman.

* There were two grand slams, four three-run homers, 18 two-run homers and 24 solo homers.

* The only teams that did not go deep were Arizona, the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland, Houston, Kansas City, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

* The Giants had only 80 homers all season before hitting six. Shocking. 

What do you think of all that? ... zzzz.


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