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USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale explains how MLB stats are at a record setting pace. USA TODAY

Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor is a strong dude who is capable of hitting a lot of dingers — nobody is denying that. He hit 38 home runs last season and 33 the year before that.

But few would expect Lindor to be able to hit a one-handed, upper-cut home run from one knee. Well, that was until baseball’s 2019 power surge happened.

Ahead of the All-Star Game, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander accused MLB of deliberately juicing the baseballs to add more offense to the game. He said that homer surge was This season has

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