30 wins in 45 games: It's only been done 3 times before in Twins history

It's been nearly two decades since a Twins team started this hot.
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Byron Buxton, Jose Berrios, Eddie Rosario

Saturday night's 18-4 shellacking of the Mariners was the Twins' 30th victory of the season, which begs the obvious question: Have the Twins won 30 games this fast before?

The Twins are 30-15 after 45 games, so that's the mark to beat. Only three teams in Twins history have equaled or bettered the feat. Both the 2001 and 1970 Twins reached 30 wins in the 43rd game of the season, and the 1965 Twins did it in 45 games. 

Last season, it took the Twins 66 games to reach 30 wins, while in 2016 it took 85!

Here's what game of the season the Twins reached 30 wins every year since they debuted in Minnesota in 1961. 

  • 2019: 45
  • 2018: 66
  • 2017: 56
  • 2016: 85
  • 2015: 50
  • 2014: 63
  • 2013: 65
  • 2012: 72
  • 2011: 69
  • 2010: 50
  • 2009: 61
  • 2008: 57
  • 2007: 61
  • 2006: 64
  • 2005: 51
  • 2004: 56
  • 2003: 50
  • 2002: 52
  • 2001: 43
  • 2000: 68
  • 1999: 78
  • 1998: 64
  • 1997: 65
  • 1996: 60
  • 1995: 84
  • 1994: 57
  • 1993: 69
  • 1992: 53
  • 1991: 55
  • 1990: 52
  • 1989: 52
  • 1988: 56
  • 1987: 56
  • 1986: 72
  • 1985: 68
  • 1984: 63
  • 1983: 72
  • 1982: 92
  • 1981: 88
  • 1980: 72
  • 1979: 53
  • 1978: 69
  • 1977: 47
  • 1976: 63
  • 1975: 61
  • 1974: 71
  • 1973: 52
  • 1972: 53
  • 1971: 62
  • 1970: 43
  • 1969: 53
  • 1968: 61
  • 1967: 58
  • 1966: 61
  • 1965: 45
  • 1964: 55
  • 1963: 56
  • 1962: 53
  • 1961: 75

The Twins launched six homers in Saturday night's victory over Seattle, and are now on pace to hit 313 this season. The team record of 225 was set in 1963. 

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