Pittsburgh's Kang Jung-ho Hits 20th Home Run of Season

      September 26, 2016 11:02

      Kang Jung-ho

      Kang Jung-ho of the Pittsburg Pirates has hit 20 homers this season, only his second year in Major League Baseball. He is the first Asian infielder to achieve the feat.

      Kang's 20th long ball of the season was a two-run shot off Koda Glover in the bottom of the seventh inning of a home game against the Washington Nationals on Sunday.

      Kang's achievement marks the fifth time a Korean player has hit 20 home runs in an MLB season.

      The previous four occasions were all achieved by Choo Shin-soo of the Texas Rangers -- 20 and 22 homers with the Cleveland Indians in 2009 and 2010, 21 with the Cincinnati Reds in 2013, and 22 with the Rangers last year.

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