KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) - The Royals now have a new record-holder for most home runs in a single season.
Jorge Soler broke the club record on Tuesday night with a three-run blast to left-center field for his 39th home run of the season. The record was previously held by Mike Moustakas,
"Thank you to Kansas City for giving me the opportunity," Soler told Fox Sports Kansas City after the game. "It means a lot to me, to my family, for the organization. I've worked really hard for this."
"It's about time somebody broke this record," Moustakas said in a recorded message to congratulate Soler. "It's an unbelievable accomplishment, what you did, especially considering your injury last year. I couldn't be prouder of you. I'm really excited this happened to such a great guy>'
Soler, who's in his second season with the Royals, is having a career year in Kansas City. The 27-year-old currently has career highs in home runs (39) and RBI (99). Those numbers put the outfielder/designated hitter at second in the American League for home runs and fifth for RBI.
You can watch the record-breaking home run at the bottom of the page.