Twins Hit 7 Home Runs in 16-0 Blowout of San Diego

Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, left, is congratulated by Byron Buxton after Rosario's two run home run off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jose Valdez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Minneapolis. Photo: (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario, left, is congratulated by Byron Buxton after Rosario's two run home run off San Diego Padres relief pitcher Jose Valdez in the fourth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Minneapolis.

September 12, 2017 10:18 PM

Jason Castro homered twice, Brian Dozier was a double from the cycle and the Minnesota Twins pounded the San Diego Padres 16-0 on Tuesday night.

Minnesota hit a season-high seven home runs, setting a Target Field record for most homers in a game, to back another strong start from Kyle Gibson. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Twins set a major league record by homering in each of the first seven innings with Jorge Polanco, Eddie Rosario, Eduardo Escobar and Kennys Vargas adding to the total.

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Gibson (10-10) pitched six innings with four hits and six strikeouts. He has allowed two runs or fewer in five straight starts for Minnesota, which maintained its hold on the second wild card spot in the American League.

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