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A's, Astros set MLB Division Series record for most homers

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So. Many. Home. Runs.

Seriously, there have been 24 home runs in the A’s-Houston Astros AL Division Series between both teams through seven innings of Game 4. According to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs, that’s the most in a postseason series of five games or fewer:

Astros outfielder Michael Brantley’s second home run of the game was the record-setter … and also gave the Astros a 6-4 lead over the A’s in the bottom of the fifth inning.

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The Astros didn't stop there as Jose Altuve hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning to push the Astros' lead to 11-4.

In total, the A's and Astros have combined for six long balls Thursday … so far.

In case you're wondering, the record for any series length is 26 combined homers in the 2008 American League Championship Series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.