Khris Davis hit two three-run homers this afternoon

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Not a bad Thursday for Khris Davis of the Brewers. He hit a three-run homer in the third inning, giving Milwaukee a 4-1 lead. Then, in the eighth, with the Brewers staked to a commanding 7-1 lead, he made it more commanding with his second three-run shot of the afternoon.

As of now Milwaukee is up 10-1, thanks to Davis’ 3-for-5, 6 RBI afternoon.

Here’s his first shot.

Here’s his second.

Pete Alonso sets new NL rookie record with 40th home run

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With a ninth-inning solo home run off of Royals pitcher Jacob Barnes on Sunday, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso set a new National League rookie record for home runs in a single season. He now has 40 with 36 games left in the regular season.

Cody Bellinger, currently the home run leader with 42, hit 39 home runs in his rookie season in 2017, holding the record until today. The major league record is 52, set by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge also in 2017. Judge had broken Mark McGwire’s record of 49 hit in 1987.

Alonso went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI double, and three runs scored along with the homer. He’s now batting .271 with a .979 OPS with 40 homers and 95 RBI on the season.

With their 11-5 win over the Royals, the Mets improved to 64-60. They have the same exact record as the Phillies and Brewers, sitting 1.5 games out of the second Wild Card.