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Padres history (May 25): A magnificent seven home runs

Major League Baseball hitters walloped a record 6,776 home runs in 2019, 671 more than in any previous season. The Padres joined in on the fun with a franchise-record 290 blasts, including seven on this date — May 25 — last year.

That, too, was a franchise record in a 19-4 victory in Toronto as the Padres — hoping they were on an upswing — won their fifth straight to move four games above .500.

“We’re a better ballclub,” Padres manager Andy Green said as he hoped to put the previous year’s 96-loss effort behind him for good.