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ANAHEIM, Calif. —The Minnesota Twins slammed eight home runs, including two each by Miguel Sano and Jonathan Schoop, on their way to a 16-7 rout over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon, May 23, in Anaheim, Calif., completing a three-game sweep. The game was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, but a rainstorm Wednesday afternoon made the field conditions unplayable. However, the wait was worth it for the Twins, whose eight home runs tied a single-game club record. It also tied an Angels record for most home runs allowed in a game.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to break a 1-1 tie and lead the Minnesota Twins to a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, May 20, in Anaheim. Sano lined a 2-0 fastball by reliever Ty Buttrey (2-2), who had not given up a home run in his 21 appearances this season, covering 23 2/3 innings, 391 feet into the bleachers in right-center for his second homer of the season, driving in Eddie Rosario, who had singled.
SEATTLE -- C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs, and Byron Buxton hit a grand slam as the visiting Minnesota Twins belted six homers while cruising to a 18-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. It was the fifth time this season the Twins hit five or more home runs in a game, making them the first team in major league history to accomplish that feat before June 1.
SEATTLE -- Michael Pineda pitched seven strong innings against his former team and was backed by four home runs as the Minnesota Twins defeated the host Seattle Mariners 11-6 on Thursday night, May 16, in the opener of a four-game series. Byron Buxton and C.J. Cron hit home runs in a seven-run fourth inning against Mariners right-hander Erik Swanson (1-5). Buxton hit a three-run shot and Cron's homer deep into the second deck in left field scored two as the American League Central-leading Twins took a 9-1 lead.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitch Garver hit a two-run homer and Byron Buxton doubled in a run and also threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the eighth inning to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, May 14. Kyle Gibson (4-1) allowed three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win as the Twins avoided their first three-game losing streak of the season. Blake Parker recorded the final four outs to pick up his seventh save.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Tommy La Stella went 3-for-5, including what proved to be the game-winning home run in the sixth inning, and Shohei Ohtani hit his first home run of the season to lead the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night in Minneapolis. La Stella broke a 4-4 tie with his team-leading 10th homer of the season into the left field bleachers, becoming the first Angels' left-handed batter since Mo Vaughn in 1999 to hit 10 home runs in his first 36 games of a season.
CHICAGO -- The resurgent Chicago Fire offense led the team to another MLS win, besting the visiting Minnesota United 2-0 on Saturday night, May 11. Chicago (4-4-4, 16 points) has scored seven goals in its last two games after going three matches without scoring. The surge has taken the team from well back in the Eastern Conference into a possible playoff position, albeit early in the season.
TORONTO -- Jose Berrios allowed four hits while pitching seven shutout innings to win his fifth consecutive start and Mitch Garver had three hits, including a two-run homer, to lead the visiting Minnesota Twins to a 3-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night, May 7. Berrios (6-1) pitched around leadoff singles in the third, fourth and sixth innings and didn't allow a batter to reach second base until Billy McKinney's two-out ground-rule double in the seventh. Berrios, who didn't walk a batter and struck out five, then got Brandon Drury to ground out to end the threat.
TORONTO -- Jason Castro, Eddie Rosario and Jorge Polanco hit home runs, Martin Perez recorded a career-best nine strikeouts, and the visiting Minnesota Twins defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-0 Monday night, May 6. Perez (5-0) held the Blue Jays to two hits and two walks in seven innings. Ryne Harper pitched a perfect eighth inning, and Matt Magill got around a single in the bottom of the ninth to complete the shutout. Castro had two hits and three RBIs, and Polanco and Nelson Cruz each had three hits in the opener of a three-game series.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Gerrit Cole took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, and George Springer, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick homered to power the Houston Astros to a 11-0 victory over the MinnesotaTwins on Tuesday night, April 30. Cole (2-4), who walked the first two batters he faced during a 26-pitch first inning, settled down to throw seven scoreless innings and allow just one hit and three walks. He struck out 11, including five in a row in the third and fourth innings. The no-hit bid ended with one out in the sixth when Max Kepler lined a double off the wall in right.