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MLB's Longest Home Run Blasts of the Week (Aug. 4 to Aug. 10)

Joel ReuterFeatured Columnist IVJune 18, 2016

MLB's Longest Home Run Blasts of the Week (Aug. 4 to Aug. 10)

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    As the week wraps up, it's time to take a look back at the longest home runs of the past seven days, an exercise made much easier thanks to the ESPN Home Run Tracker

    The longest home run of the season is still a tie between Angels left fielder Mark Trumbo and Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, both of whom hit 475-foot bombs all the way back in April.

    That mark held up once again this week, but there were some notable jacks over the past seven days. Here is a look at the five longest home runs from August 4 through August 10.

5. Chris Davis (447 Feet)

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    Date: August 7

    Vs: Colt Hynes, San Diego Padres

    Season HR: 41

    Average 2013 HR Distance: 406 feet

    The dream season continued for Chris Davis last week, as he hit a pair of home runs and drove in seven runs in just five games.

    This home run broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the eighth, and the Orioles went on to explode for six more runs to come away with a 10-3 victory over the Padres.

    It was just the ninth career appearance for reliever Colt Hynes, but it was already the third home run he had allowed through 7.1 innings of work. This one was crushed to deep right-center field.

4. Jason Castro (454 Feet)

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    Date: August 9

    Vs: Matt Garza, Texas Rangers

    Season HR: 14

    Average 2013 HR Distance: 397.6 feet

    Taken with the No. 10 overall pick back in 2008, Jason Castro has finally started to live up to his potential this season. He was the Astros' representative in the 2013 All-Star Game and has hit .272/.340/.467 on the season.

    The home run gave the Astros an early 1-0 lead against the Rangers and deadline acquisition Matt Garza. While Garza would allow another long ball to Brandon Barnes in the fifth inning, he came away with the victory, as the Rangers won 9-5.

    With his 14th home run of the season, Castro is now tied for seventh among all catchers in home runs. J.P. Arencibia and Brian McCann lead the way with 17.

3. Mike Trout (457 Feet)

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    Date: August 7

    Vs: Alexi Ogando, Texas Rangers

    Season HR: 20

    Average 2013 HR Distance: 419.3 feet

    With this first-inning blast, Mike Trout officially opened his career with back-to-back 20/20 seasons. He has a real shot at reaching 30/30 once again as well.

    It was the third time in four games that Trout had homered in the first inning, and while the two-run shot briefly gave the Angels a 2-1 lead, they would go on to lose 10-3.

    The blast was the second-longest of the season for Trout, trailing the 463-foot bomb he hit off of Royals starter Ervin Santana back in May.

     

     

2. Adam Dunn (462 Feet)

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    Date: August 4

    Vs: Rick Porcello, Detroit Tigers

    Season HR: 26

    Average 2013 HR Distance: 410.4 feet

    It's been a typical Adam Dunn season. He's hitting just .229 on the year, but he's still managed a .799 OPS and ranks sixth in the American League with 26 home runs.

    This one was launched to dead center field off of Tigers starter Rick Porcello, and it gave the White Sox a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning, though they would eventually lose the game 3-2.

    While it's the only home run that Dunn has hit in August, he has been hot this month, hitting .364/.450/.485 and striking out just five times in 33 at-bats.

1. Chris Davis (466 Feet)

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    Date: August 10

    Vs: Santiago Casilla, San Francisco Giants

    Season HR: 42

    Average 2013 HR Distance: 406 feet

    With his MLB-leading 42nd home run of the season, Chris Davis claimed the top spot on the list of last week's longest home runs, registering what was also his longest home run of the season.

    It was just the second home run Giants setup man Santiago Casilla has allowed this season, as he's posted a 1.52 ERA in 33 games—or five earned runs in 29.2 innings of work.

    The blast closed the Orioles' deficit in the game to 3-2 in the eighth, but Casilla got out of the inning without further damage and closer Sergio Romo nailed down the save to hand the Orioles the loss.

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