Callaspo Ends Longest Home Run Drought in MLB

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Alberto Callaspo homered to lead off the second inning for the Kansas City Royals on Friday night, ending the longest stretch without a home run in the majors.

He connected off Detroit Tigers rookie Rick Porcella, driving the 0-1 pitch an estimated 391 feet to right field and helping the Royals a 3-0 lead.

The 26-year-old Callaspo broke into the big leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2006 and had gone 441 at-bats without hitting a home run. He joined the Royals last season.


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