Twins set MLB home run record in win over Angels

By Michael Dixon
Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins launched eight home runs in their blowout win over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday. They weren’t cheap homers, either.

Of the eight homers that the Twins hit, seven traveled more than 400 feet. That’s a first in MLB’s Statcast era.

The party started early in the day when the Twins were rocking Halos starter Matt Harvey. But clearly, Minnesota’s bats were no match for any of the Los Angeles pitchers.

Jonathan Schoop hit the only homer that didn’t travel 400 feet with a 384-foot shot in the seventh inning. Schoop also hit the longest of the day, a towering 467-footer in the second. Miguel Sano also had two homers (436, 403 feet). Others came from C.J. Cron (426 feet), Eddie Rosario (419 feet), Max Kepler (409 feet), and Jorge Polanco (401 feet).