Twins hit milestone 300th homer, beat Tigers for 99th win

Jonathan Schoop had the honor of smacking the 300th bomba.
Author:
Publish date:
Jonathan Schoop

More MLB history for the Twins as they are the first team to hit 300 home runs in a single season. Number 300 came on Jonathan Schoop's two-run shot to left in the top of the seventh inning of Minnesota's 10-4 win over the Tigers on Thursday. 

Willians Astudillo hit a screaming line-drive homer in the eighth for No. 301, boosting Minnesota's lead to 10-4 in the game. Astudillo went 4-for-5 at the plate. 

In the race for the all-time record, the Twins lead the Yankees (299 homers) by two. New York doesn't play Thursday, so the home run race will be settled over the final three day sof the regular season, Friday-Sunday. 

The victory is No. 99 for the Twins, making 2019 the second-most successful regular season in team history. The 1965 Twins won 102 games, but no other Twins team had won more than 98 until now. 

Up next: Twins at Royals for the final three games of the regular season, Friday-Sunday. 

Next Up

Tax forms

Charges: Otsego cleaning business underreported sales

An Otsego woman is accused of owing more than $20,500 in sales tax, penalties and interest.

Screen Shot 2020-04-17 at 2.58.26 PM

Walz gives vaccine providers 3-day, 7-day deadlines to use doses

Those that don't use their allocation will be given less in the future.

purse

Border officers seize more than $550K in counterfeit designer goods

The shipments of fake goods were seized on Jan. 22.

Landfill plastic bags

4 Twin Cities landfills seek to expand capacity

This comes as the area's waste-to-energy facilities are operating at capacity.

Marcus Carr

3 of 10 finalists for NCAA's top point guard award have MN ties

Not a bad way to represent the State of... Basketball?

Justice, court

Minnesota grants unconditional pardon to grandmother facing deportation

Gov. Tim Walz says it's the first full pardon granted by the state in 35 years.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota changes vaccine appointment process, here's what to know

Walz also announced plans for a mass vaccination event at Xcel Energy Center.

covid-19, coronavirus

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Monday, Jan. 25

The latest figures from MDH have been released.

covid-19, vaccine

Minnesota health leaders say state's vaccine progress better than figures suggest

Minnesota is lagging behind national vaccination rates, but MDH leaders say this is because it's holding 2nd doses in reserve.

target store

Target announces bonuses ranging from $500-$2,000 for 375,000 workers

The bonuses are being provided following a booming holiday sales season.

dale olsen go fund me

Curling community rallies behind man who was shot in Minneapolis

Dale Olsen was shot in an apparent attempted robbery.

Related

Jonathan Schoop

Twins tie another MLB record in win over White Sox

Jonathan Schoop homered twice and Mitch Garver also went deep.

Jonathan Schoop

Twins lose, Indians win to trim gap in AL Central to 5 games

Jonathan Schoop homered, had an error and left the game with an injury.

Nelson Cruz

Record breakers: Twins set MLB single-season HR mark

No team has slugged as many homers in a season as the 2019 Twins.

Eddie Rosario

Twins mash 11 homers in doubleheader sweep of Orioles

They tied the team record with 8 homers in the second game of the day.

Miguel Sano

Twins power to 250 home runs in win over Tigers

Max Kepler, Miguel Sano and Jake Cave went yard.

Nelson Cruz

Twins smack 3 homers to beat Detroit; Astudillo sent down

Minnesota is on pace to win about 110 games.

Twins batting order could be dangerous from top to bottom

The everyday starters could combine for 200+ home runs.