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Former Sac State star Hoskins makes MLB history with 10th homer

Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins follows through on a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Philadelphia. Freddy Galvis scored.
Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins follows through on a two-run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Philadelphia. Freddy Galvis scored. AP

Just one night after Rhys Hoskins became the fastest player in MLB history to reach nine home runs, doing so Friday against the Chicago Cubs, he became the fastest to reach double digits.

Saturday night the former Sacramento State infielder hit his 10th blast of the season in just 17 games with the Philadelphia Phillies, besting his own major-league record. Hoskins, called up to the big leagues in early August, has homered in seven of his last eight games.

As ESPN Stats & Info pointed out on Twitter, he’s outpacing some of the greatest hitters of all time.

ESPN also mentioned that Hoskins has hit more homers than four different teams (the Washington Nationals, the San Francisco Giants, the San Diego Padres and the Kansas City royals) in the span since his onslaught began on Aug. 14.

Hoskins attended Jesuit High School and played at Sac State from 2012-14. He was drafted by the Phillies in the fifth round of the 2014 draft.

Saturday’s two-run bomb accounted for Philadelphia’s only runs in a 17-2 loss to the Cubs.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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