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Joey Gallo cleared the Rangers' Popcorn Wagon with the season's farthest and hardest-hit homer

When Joey Gallo hits baseballs, they tend to travel a very long way. 
His latest moonshot came in the Rangers 6-2 win over the Royals on Friday night at Globe Life Park, and this time, Gallo found a way to one-up his own ridiculous recent blast (a 115.6-mph, 443-foot rocket that was the Statcast™ era's hardest homer). 
For this one, Gallo hit a Nathan Karns offering deep to right field. How deep? Well, look at where that arrow is:

Yep, he hit the baseball over the Popcorn Wagon. Or, if you want a more scientific measurement, Statcast™ measured it as the farthest and hardest-hit of the year:

It earned him a hug from Nomar Mazara in the dugout afterward: 

Not to be outdone, Gallo then strode to the plate a few innings later and hit another homer -- because that's just what he does. In fact, he and Robinson Chirinos both hit a pair of homers on the night because two two-homer games are better than one: