Soto's historic 20th home run – MLB.com

ATLANTA — Juan Soto set a goal for himself when he first arrived in the Majors, hoping to hit 15 home runs by the end of the season. Turns out he undersold himself.

Soto hit his 20th home run of the year in Friday’s 10-5 loss to the Braves, swatting a first-pitch fastball from Kevin Gausman over the left-center-field wall for a solo home run in the fourth inning. The 20 home runs are the third most by a teenager in MLB history, as Soto trails teammate Bryce Harper (22) and Tony Conigliaro (24) for the most homers all time by a player before his 20th birthday, which Soto will not reach until Oct. 25.

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ATLANTA — Juan Soto set a goal for himself when he first arrived in the Majors, hoping to hit 15 home runs by the end of the season. Turns out he undersold himself.

Soto hit his 20th home run of the year in Friday’s 10-5 loss to the Braves, swatting a first-pitch fastball from Kevin Gausman over the left-center-field wall for a solo home run in the fourth inning. The 20 home runs are the third most by a teenager in MLB history, as Soto trails teammate Bryce Harper (22) and Tony Conigliaro (24) for the most homers all time by a player before his 20th birthday, which Soto will not reach until Oct. 25.

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“I said, ‘God, please, I want 15 homers,'” Soto said. “Now I have 20. That feels pretty good.”

At 19 years, 324 days, Soto became the second-youngest player in Major League history with 20 career homers, behind only Conigliaro, who was 123 days younger.

The long ball gave Soto his chance to shine Friday night in a matchup featuring the

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