SEATTLE (AP) — Raul Ibanez homered twice to give him 24 this season and the Seattle Mariners set a team home-run record in an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
The 41-year-old Ibanez hit a fourth-inning blast 438 feet into the right-field second deck and a 421-foot shot to center in the seventh. He has the fourth most homers in a season for a 41-year-old player, five shy of tying Ted Williams' record of 29 set in 1960 — his final season.
It was Ibanez' 19th career multiple home run game — third this season. He has 150 home runs with the Mariners.
Kyle Seager and Kendrys Morales added home runs as the Mariners broke the franchise record by homering in their 20th consecutive game. They did it in 19 straight from Sept. 7-27, 1999. The major league record is 27 set by Texas in 2002.