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Just when it looked like Cleveland starter Mike Clevinger was ready to put the side away in the first inning Saturday, the Kansas City Royals hit back-to-back home runs.

With two outs, facing a 3-2 count, designated hitter Jorge Soler got just enough to knock the first out. Then, catcher Salvador Perez hit a no-doubt-about-it bomb to put Kansas City up 2-0.

Home runs have been flying out of ballparks pretty consistently since Opening Day. Minnesota Twins star Max Kepler hit two in the first two innings on Friday. Even in a shortened season, without as much time to prepare as usual, batters continue to display awesome power these days around MLB.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.