Twins' Miguel Sano after HR against Indians
Aug 1, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano (22) celebrates his solo home run with third baseman Marwin Gonzalez (9) during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

An All-Star back in 2017, Minnesota Twins first baseman Miguel Sano struggled in 2018 before returning to form with a 34-homer campaign last season.

Sano, 27, has also been ice cold to open the 2020 season, hitting .054 with eight strikeouts before Saturday night’s game against the division-rival Cleveland Indians.

It now appears that the big man is back on track. Sano hit two homers in the first five innings, each one leaving Target Field with a 110-plus mile-per-hour exit velocity.

The first one came off Indians starter Carlos Carrasco in the third inning and traveled 427 feet.

Sano then took Carrasco deep in the fifth inning, turning on a slider and wrapping it around the left field foul pole.

This is a development in that Carrasco struck out 10 batters in his first start of the season against the Kansas City Royals last week. He looked darn good in that initial appearance.

Minnesota entered Saturday’s outing having hit 12 homers in seven games after breaking the single-season record last season. It has added three more to the mix in the first half of this game.

Vincent Frank
Editor here at Sportsnaut. Contributor at Forbes. Previous bylines include Bleacher Report, Yahoo!, SB Nation. Heard on ESPN Radio and NBC Sports Radio. Northern California native living it up in Las Vegas. The Keto lifestyle. Traveler. Reader. TV watcher. Dog daddy. Sam Malone = greatest TV character ever. "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary," John Keating.