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Major League Baseball has been around for 142 seasons. It’s pretty difficult to do something that has never done before. And yet, that’s exactly what the Minnesota Twins did on Tuesday night.
The Twins annihilated the San Diego Padres 16-0 at Target Field on Tuesday. But way more impressive than the total number of runs is the way they hung ‘em up. You see, a whopping 12 of them came via seven home runs. And those seven home runs were hit in each of the first seven innings.
Just how historic is that? Until Tuesday night, no other team in the history of Major League Baseball had hit home runs in even six consecutive innings.
Brian Dozier hit a solo homer in the first, his 30th on the year. Jorge Polanco hit a two-run homer in the second. Jason Castro hit a two-run homer in the third. Eddie Rosario hit a two-run homer in the fourth. Castro hit another homer, a solo shot, in the fifth. Eduardo Escobar hit a solo shot in the sixth. And Kennys Vargas capped off the onslaught with a three-run homer in the seventh.
Hilariously, the Padres almost hit a home run of their own in the top of the seventh inning, but Twins center fielder Zack Granite, who had just come into the game, was like, NOPE.
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As for the Padres pitchers, they tied a franchise record for most home runs surrendered in a single game. So, you know, the game had a little bit of history for everybody.
Hat Tip – [MLB.com]