Adam Dunn leads the majors in home runs

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Adam Dunn leads the majors in home runs

At this time last year, Adam Dunn was mired in the worst slump of his career, hearing far more boos than he was hitting home runs.

With home run No. 23 of the season last night against Clayton Kershaw, Dunn now leads the majors in home runs. He was tied with Josh Hamilton entering the evening.

Dunn is on pace to hit nearly 60 home runs, although one projection system has him finishing 2012 with 43. If he does that, it would be the second-highest home run total for a season in Dunn's career, only falling short of his 46 dingers in 2004.

Dunn has also hit the most home runs through his team's first 64 games of any season in his career. Here's the year-by-year breakdown, with his final home run total in parentheses:

2001: 19 (19)
2002: 13 (26)
2003: 22 (27)
2004: 18 (46)
2005: 17 (40)
2006: 22 (40)
2007: 15 (40)
2008: 16 (40)
2009: 18 (38)
2010: 14 (38)
2011: 7 (11)
2012: 23 (??)

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