Twins crush 6 homers to break MLB single-season home run record

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

MLB history was made Saturday night in Detroit as the Minnesota Twins crushed six home runs, giving them 268 this season to break the MLB single-season record set by the 2018 New York Yankees. 

Mitch Garver's second homer of the game – a solo shot on the first pitch of the ninth inning – was the record-setting long ball. Nelson Cruz launched a 450-foot homer in the eighth inning to tie the MLB record. 

Garver hit his first homer in the first inning, and the Twins followed with homers from Max Kepler in the second, Jorge Polanco in the fifth, C.J. Cron in the sixth and Cruz and Garver in the eighth and ninth, respectively.

Fun fact: The Twins broke the record before September, and still have 27 games left in the regular season. They're on pace to shatter the record with 300+ homers. 

Unfortunately, all the homers weren't enough to keep up with Detroit in the 10-7 loss. 

The Tigers roughed up Minnesota starter Martin Perez for eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits and two walks before Perez was pulled after just 2.2 innings. 

Ronny Rodriguez slugged a pair of two-run homers for Detroit, his first in the Tigers' seven-run third inning against Perez, and his second in the sixth inning off Twins reliever Cody Stashak. 

Up next: Twins at Tigers, 12:10 p.m. Sunday. 

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