Stat of the day: most homers during a hitting streak

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Inspired by a Danny Knobler tweet, here’s a list of players to hit the most homers over the course of a hitting streak.

Joe DiMaggio (NYY, 1941): 15 HR in 56 G
Willie McCovey (SFG, 1963): 15 HR in 24 G
Alex Rodriguez (NYY, 2006): 15 HR in 23 G

Chuck Klein (Phi, 1929): 13 HR in 25 G

Babe Ruth (NYY, 1921): 12 HR in 26 G
Hack Wilson (CHC, 1930): 12 HR in 22 G
Mike Schmidt (Phi, 1979): 12 HR in 17 G
Dante Bichette (Col, 1995): 12 HR in 19 G
Shawn Green (Tor, 1999): 12 HR in 28 G
Dan Uggla (Atl, 2011): 12 HR in 31 G

Chuck Klein (Phi, 1930): 11 HR in 26 G
Hal Trosky (Cle, 1936): 11 HR in 28 G
Fred Lynn (Bos, 1979): 11 HR in 20 G
Juan Gonzalez (Tex, 1996): 11 HR in 21 G
Vladimir Guerrero (Mon, 1999): 11 HR in 31 G
Larry Walker (Col, 1999): 11 HR in 18 G

Ken Williams (SLB, 1922): 10 HR in 28 G
Rogers Hornsby (BSN, 1928): 10 HR in 20 G
Hack Wilson (CHC, 1930): 10 HR in 22 G
Lou Gehrig (NYY, 1936): 10 HR in 18 G
Joe DiMaggio (NYY, 1937): 10 HR in 22 G
Duke Snider (Bro, 1953): 10 HR in 27 G
Willie Mays (SFG, 1964): 10 HR in 20 G
Don Mattingly (NYY, 1985): 10 HR in 19 G
Kirby Puckett (Min, 1986): 10 HR in 16 G
Jeff Bagwell (Hou, 1994): 10 HR in 18 G
Eric Davis (Bal, 1998): 10 HR in 30 G
Damion Easley (Det, 1998): 10 HR in 19 G
Larry Walker (Col, 1999): 10 HR in 21 G
Tony Clark (Det, 1999): 10 HR in 19 G
Gary Sheffield (LAD, 99-00): 10 HR in 19 G
Mike Piazza (NYM, 2000): 10 HR in 21 G
Jeff Bagwell (Hou, 2000): 10 HR in 18 G
Miguel Tejada (Oak, 2002): 10 HR in 24 G

Will Middlebrooks carted off field with injury

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Phillies third baseman Will Middlebrooks suffered a serious injury during Saturday’s Grapefruit League contest against the Orioles. The infielder was chasing down a pop fly in the eighth inning when he ran into left fielder Andrew Pullin, who inadvertently trapped Middlebrooks’ ankle under his leg. Middlebrooks was unable to put weight on his leg following the collision and was carted off the field and taken to a local hospital for X-rays.

Per MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki, not much is known yet about the severity of the ankle injury or the recovery time it will require, though it appears serious enough to set Middlebrooks back considerably as he seeks a backup/bench role with the team this spring.

The 29-year-old is currently seeking another opportunity to extend his six-year major-league career in 2018. He’s coming off of two down years with the Brewers and Rangers, during which he slashed a cumulative .169/.229/.262 with four extra bases through 70 plate appearances.