Dodger’s Joc Pederson sets new World Series home run record

Ron Kaplan

Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers the fifth inning against the Houston Astros in game two of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Oct. 25, 2017. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

(JTA) — Joc Pederson, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ lefty-swinging outfielder, has set a new home run record for World Series play.

During Game Six in California Tuesday night, Pederson blasted in a homer as an insurance run in the Dodgers’ 3-1 win over the visiting Houston Astros, to force a seventh game.

The homer makes Pederson’s third home run of the season, making Pederson number one in that category, taking over the top spot from Hank Greenberg, who slugged two in the 1934 fall classic.

Greenberg still holds the mark for RBIs in one Series — at least for now — with seven; Pederson has five.

The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros will meet for Game 7 of the World Series in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.

(Ron Kaplan publishes Kaplan’s Korner, a blog devoted to Jews and sports.)

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