MIN 16, SDP 0: Twins Hit 7 HRs, Set New Record

Elias Hubbard
September 14, 2017

It's pretty hard to do something that has never done before. The Twins will try to increase their one-game cushion in the wild-card race Tuesday when they begin a six-game homestand with the first of two against the San Diego Padres. And those seven home runs were hit in each of the first seven innings. All together, Castro had three hits, four RBI and scored three runs.

The power hitting binge started with the Twins' first batter as Brian Dozier led off the bottom of the first with a solo dinger to right field, his 30th of the year, to make it 1-0. Until Tuesday night, no other team in the history of Major League Baseball had hit home runs in even six consecutive innings.

In total, the Twins hit seven bleacher burners, three off of starter Travis Wood (L, 3-6), and two each off of relievers Jose Valdez and Cory Mazzoni. Castro hit another homer, a solo shot, in the fifth.

Kennys Vargas was really enjoying the offensive output in the dugout.

Twins righthander Ervin Santana tossed a complete game at San Diego on August 2 at Petco Park, giving up two runs and just four hits.

As for the Padres pitchers, they tied a franchise record for most home runs surrendered in a single game.

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