The Minnesota Twins have been playing pretty good baseball of late winning 5 of the last 6 games. Last night the Twins got their win against the Oakland Athletics in a not so familiar way. The Twins managed to hit 6 home runs, a new Target Field record that plated 8 of the 9 runs scored by the team.
Brian Dozier started the home run parade hitting his first of two in the game in the third inning. Miguel Sano added some more runs with his two run blast in the third inning. Jason Castro hit a home run in the fourth and In the seventh inning Byron Buxton and Joe Mauer hit their first home run of the season. Brian Dozier also hit one in the seventh inning getting his second of the night. The Twins totaled 6 home runs in the game on the route to a 9 to 1 victory over the Athletics.
Even with the Twins setting a Target Field record last night in home runs they are still towards the bottom in the MLB when it comes to total home runs by a team this season. They are currently in 25th place totally only 26 home runs hit this season. The Milwaukee Brewers are at the top, hitting a total of 47 homers. The Twins are still not considered a home run hitting team but it was nice for fans to see this type of success last night.
Ervin Santana continues his dominance on the mound getting his 5th win of the season in last nights game. Santana gave up 0 runs in 6 innings of work. Santana’s ERA is at a very impressive 0.66. Twins look to continue their great play again tonight when they play game two of the series against the Athletics. Hector Santiago is on the hill and first pitch is at 7:10.