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VIDEO: Diamondbacks' Jake Lamb hits longest home run in baseball this season

Posted at 12:04 AM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 11:31:04-04

On Saturday night, Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb hit a baseball farther than any player in Major League Baseball has hit one so far this season.  

In the fifth inning of the D-backs' game vs. the visiting Colorado Rockies, the 26-year-old smashed this pitch 481 feet for a home run -- the longest of the season and the sixth-longest in the history of Chase Field. 

The previous longest home run of the season was hit by another third baseman, the Orioles' Manny Machado, who hit one 466 feet on Friday.  

The longest home run in Chase Field history was hit by former D-backs outfielder Adam Dunn, who crushed a pitch 504 feet on Sept. 29, 2008 -- also against the Rockies.  

On the negative side: Lamb's homer gave the D-backs a 6-1 lead, but the team squandered a chance to pass the Rockies for first place in the National League West by giving up three runs in the seventh inning and another three in the ninth, giving Colorado a 7-6 win.