hitters set record for most home runs in single month

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on of home runs in baseball this year — a record-breaking amount, to be more precise.Entering Friday, the final day of May, players needed to hit 25 home runs to set the record for most dingers hit in a month. That's exactly happened when the Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went deep in Colorado for his sixth home run of the season. In all,  1,135 home runs have been hit  across in the month. With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.'s home run, there have been more HR this month (1,120) than any other month in @ history! pic.twitter.com/QgXe4gqzPn— Stats (@Stats) June 1, 2019The record-breaking May immediately followed a prolific March/April period  in which 1,144 home runs were hit. MORE: The Reds are the most interesting last-pace team in baseball Players have hit 2,279 home runs through 1,687 games, an average of 1.35 home runs per game — they're on pace to break the record of 1.26 per game set in 2017 .The Twins led the long-ball charge in May with a near-historic month of their own. Minnesota hit 56 home runs in the month, two short of tying the 1987 Orioles and 1999 Mariners for the single-month mark.