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Twins set MLB record as 5th player reaches 30-home run mark

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano watches the flight of his two-run home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene during the first inning of a 2019 game. Photo: Photo: AP/Ann Heisenfelt
Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano watches the flight of his two-run home run off Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Shane Greene during the first inning of a 2019 game.

Updated: September 17, 2019 09:57 PM

The Minnesota Twins have set another major league home run record, becoming the first team in history to have five players go deep 30 or more times in one season.
  
Miguel Sanó gave the Twins the all-time mark with his 30th homer, a three-run shot to the third deck in left field off Chicago White Sox left-hander Ross Detwiler on Tuesday night. Nelson Cruz (37), Max Kepler (36), Eddie Rosario (31) and Mitch Garver (30) all made it before Sanó.
  
The Twins earlier broke the single-season major league home run record, set last year at 267 by the New York Yankees. The homer by Sanó gave the Twins 289 for the season.
  
According to Twins records, the homer by Sanó was estimated at 482 feet, the second-longest in Target Field history. Jim Thome hit one for the Twins pegged at 490 feet on July 17, 2011.

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