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Video: George Springer hits a 473-foot home run

Baltimore Orioles v Houston Astros

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 28: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros hits a two-run home run in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park on May 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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The first-place Astros trounced the first-place Twins on Wednesday by a 17-6 score, completing a sweep in the first leg of the team’s 10-game road trip. DH George Springer had quite a day, batting 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs and a pair of walks with four runs scored.

One of those home runs was a 473-foot solo shot to the upper deck in left-center field off of Ryan Pressly in the top of the seventh inning, extending the Astros’ lead to 7-5. According to Statcast, only the Diamondbacks’ Jake Lamb (481 feet) has hit a home run for more distance this season.

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The Astros improved to 38-16 with Wednesday’s win. Meanwhile, after Wednesday’s action, Springer is batting .265/.342/.500 with 13 home runs, 31 RBI, and 39 runs scored in 221 plate appearances.

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