Twins Set New MLB Home Run Record
The Minnesota Twins belted six home runs in a 10-7 loss to the Tigers Saturday night in Detroit, setting a new MLB season team home run record at 268.
The Twins also became the first team in MLB history to have eight players with 20 or more home runs.
Mitch Garver had a pair of homers last night, along with solo shots by Max Kepler, Nelson Cruz, Jorge Polanco, and C.J. Cron.
The previous franchise record was set by the 1963 Washington Senators (before moving to MN) when they belted 225 homers out of the park.
In 1997, the Seattle Mariners ended the season with 264 home runs -- an MLB record that stood for 21 years, before last season's New York Yankees hit three more than the '97 Mariners, ending the season with 267.
Following Sunday's game at Target Field against the Tigers, the 2019 Minnesota Twins have 252 home runs, and are on pace to knock 321 over the fence.
The Twins face the Tigers for the final two games of their 4-game series today and tomorrow in Detroit.