The Twins homered in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings.
No team in the history of Major League Baseball had done what the Twins did Tuesday night at Target Field: Hit a home run in each of the first seven innings.
In fact, the Twins were the first team to homer in six straight innings to start a game, according to Fox Sports North. So they set the record, then broke their record.
Here’s how it unfolded.
- 1st inning: Brian Dozier solo HR
- 2nd inning: Jorge Polanco 2-run HR
- 3rd inning: Jason Castro 2-run HR
- 4th inning: Eddie Rosario 2-run HR
- 5th inning: Jason Castro solo HR
- 6th inning: Eduardo Escobar solo HR
- 7th inning: Kennys Vargas 3-run HR
For Dozier, it was his 30th homer of the season. He finished the night a double shy of the cycle.
Even more shocking is that Kyle Gibson pitched six shutout innings to lower his ERA to 4.97 – the first time all season he’s had an ERA below 5.00. He’s had nine straight starts allowing three earned runs or fewer.
The Twins were winning 16-0 in the top of the ninth at the time this story was published.
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