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Dinger Friday: Bettors, Parlays Cash Big with 57 Home Runs Hit on June 3

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57 home runs. 15 games. A lot of cashed bets and parlays.

It was a big day for bettors looking to cash in on home runs. FanDuel’s popular promotion is Dinger Tuesday, but Major League Baseball made June 3 look like Dinger Friday.

The day started with six home runs between the St. Louis Cardinals and ended with four more between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets. The 57 homers in one day were the fourth-most in MLB history. 

It wasn’t just the amount of home runs that proved problematic for sportsbooks and profitable for bettors. A look at the names shows plenty of likely candidates going yard.

To list a few: Paul Goldschmidt and Patrick Wisdom in Chicago, Juan Soto and Joey Votto in Cincinnati, Joc Pederson in Miami, Christian Walker in Pittsburgh, Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber in Philadelphia, Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo in New York, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Byron Buxton in Toronto, Jose Abreu in Tampa Bay, Eugenio Suarez in Texas, Bobby Witt Jr. and Yordan Alvarez in Kansas City, Manny Machado in Milwaukee, Xander Bogaerts in Oakland, and Cody Bellinger and Pete Alonso in Los Angeles.

In total, overs went 12-3 on Friday while covering by an average of 2.8 runs per game.

“High scores and lots of home runs made Friday a great night for FanDuel customers on our sportsbook and daily fantasy platform,” FanDuel spokesman Kevin Hennessy told Action Network.

“The ‘To Hit a Home Run’ was a very successful player prop selection yesterday. Couple that with a (New York) Rangers win and we saw a lot of payouts to start the weekend off right for customers.”

A few screenshots spread across Twitter, including one bettor turning just over $6 into almost $6,000.

What a night in the MLB 🔥

$6.07 ➡️ $5.8K

(via IG: _boshjosh | @FDSportsbook) pic.twitter.com/4i2ZDzj1jB

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 4, 2022

But no one had a bigger night than the bettor who cashed in on round robins to the tune of $258,000.

$258K IN THE BANK ✅

All on MLB home run round robins 🤯

(via @ChosenRome | @FDSportsbook) pic.twitter.com/pOCDVNXuz2

— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 4, 2022

Only two games didn’t have a home run on Friday. The Cleveland Guardians beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 with no home runs.

And on a record night for homers, there were zero at Coors Field between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies. Of course.

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