What a shot!
Giancarlo Stanton has set a new home run record. The Yankees rightfielder drilled the hardest-hit homer ever recorded by Statcast, sending the ball over the fence at 121.7 mph.
In the bottom of the fifth inning, Stanton hit a solo shot off of Rangers starter Ariel Jurado, sending the ball a projected 449 feet. The home run was Stanton's 28th of the season and gave the Yankees an insurance run with a 6-3 lead.
Stanton also holds the Statcast record for the hardest hit, with a 122.2 mph single from the 2017 season, according to MLB.com.
The Yankees have a knack for hitting harder than any other team this year. Stanton has drilled 8 out of 10 of the hardest-hit balls this season, according to ESPN Stats & Info. Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez have the other two hits.
Judge previously held the record for hardest-hit homer at 121.1 mph, per MLB.com. Statcast has been tracking hits since 2015.