Alonso belts record 26th HR, Mets rout Cubs
Rookie slugger Pete Alonso hit his 26th homer to set the NL record for most homers before the All-Star Game as the visiting Mets routed the Cubs 10-2 on Saturday.
Alonso broke a tie with Los Angeles' Cody Bellinger (2017). He's still seven short of Mark McGwire's major league record 33 accomplished in 1987.
Todd Frazier and Wilson Ramos also homered for the Mets, who won consecutive road games for the first time in over two months.
The Mets' Pete Alonso hits a solo home run against the Cubs during the first inning Saturday in Chicago. His 26 homers before the All-Star break is an NL record.