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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 01:50 am
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Baltimore Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini tied a major-league record by hitting his seventh home run in just the 12th game of his career.

Coming into Sunday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the 25-year-old Mancini had already hit five home runs in 11 career contests. As if that wasn't impressive enough, Mancini homered twice in an 11-4 rout to tie the record for most home runs in a player's first 12 games.

The record was originally set in 1949 by Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Dino Restelli. After hitting his seventh home run, Restelli would go on to hit just six more in his career before retiring in 1951.

The record was tied just last season by Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story. Story would go on to hit 27 homers in 415 plate appearances, having his rookie campaign shortened by injury.

Mancini has hit four home runs this season in just 24 plate appearances and is slashing an impressive .364/.417/.955.