Twins set MLB record as 5th player reaches 30-home run mark

Ruben Hill
September 21, 2019

For a franchise that used to be known for moving runners over and playing like piranhas, the evolution to the Bomba Squad has resulted in one of the most exciting seasons in franchise history.

For the first time in history one major league team has five 30 home run hitters. Sano's home run was significant as he became the fifth Twins with 30 or more bombs this season, setting a new Major League Baseball record.

The Twins (93-58) went on to win a wild 9-8 game over the White Sox (65-86) in 12 innings, as Ronald Torreyes was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring in the game-winning run.

As for Sano's blast, a three-run shot into the upper deck at Target Field in Minneapolis, it marked the second-longest home run by a Twins player in at least the past 10 seasons (Kennys Vargas hit a 483-footer in 2017, also against the White Sox).

Such has been the transformation of the Twins throughout the season. Eddie Rosario (31) and Mitch Garver (30) all made it before Sanó.

LaMarre's first major league home run since August 29, 2018, helped give the Minnesota Twins an early 1-0 lead over their AL Central rivals from the Windy City.

Want your voice heard? Jim Thome hit one for the Twins pegged at 490 feet on July 17, 2011.

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