Miguel Sano and Jonathan Schoop each hit two of Minnesota’s franchise record-tying eight home runs and the visiting Twins hammered Matt Harvey and the Los Angeles Angels 16-7 Thursday.
C.J. Cron homered, doubled twice and singled twice for the Twins. Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario also homered for Minnesota.
“It’s all just kind of clicked and hopefully there’s no stopping,” said Cron. “When you are hitting like this, it is contagious. If you look at this lineup you are going to see a lot of power. We have the ability to do that and it is nice to show it.”
It was the second time this season the Twins homered eight times.
Schoop drove in four runs and Sano three as the Twins won six of seven on their trip that began in Seattle and wound up with their first sweep in Anaheim since 1996.
Four of the seven hits Harvey allowed in 2 ⅔ innings went over the wall.
Photo: Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press
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White Sox 4, Astros 0: Lucas Giolito pitched a four-hitter for his first major-league shutout and rookie Eloy Jimenez hit his third homer in two games for visiting Chicago. Yoan Moncada had an RBI double and Tim Anderson added a run-scoring single for the White Sox, who earned a four-game series split by handing Houston its first set of consecutive losses since May 1-2.
Yankees 6, Orioles 5: Mychal Givens walked Aaron Hicks with the bases loaded to force in the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning, and New York completed a four-game sweep in Baltimore. Clint Frazier and Luke Voit homered for the Yankees, who went deep 13 times in the series. Baltimore has lost six straight and owns the worst record in the majors (15-35).
Rays 7, Indians 2: Ryan Yarbrough handled Cleveland’s lineup into the eighth inning in his first start this season and Kevin Kiermaier legged out a three-run, inside-the-park homer when two outfielders collided in the win for visiting Tampa Bay. Tommy Pham, Avisail Garcia and Willy Adames hit solo homers off Adam Plutko as the Rays improved baseball’s best road record to 16-7.
Mets 6, Nationals 4: Carlos Gomez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer in the eighth inning that helped New York overcome a Washington comeback that started after Nationals manager Dave Martinez’s ejection. Gomez’s first homer of the season came off Wander Suero as the Mets completed a four-game sweep. The Nationals have lost five straight.
Pirates 14, Rockies 6: Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds and Starling Marte homered in the seventh inning to lead Pittsburgh past visiting Colorado. Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela allowed eight runs in 3 ⅓ innings, but Colorado stormed back in the sixth, plating six runs that were charged to Pittsburgh starter Jordan Lyles.
Marlins 5, Tigers 2: Garrett Cooper hit a grand slam with two outs in the ninth and Miami extended its winning streak to six games with a victory in Detroit. The Marlins, who had the worst record in the majors last week, extended the longest active winning streak in the big leagues. The Tigers wrapped up an 0-9 stay at Comerica Park against Houston, the A’s and the Marlins. That record doesn’t include a suspended game in which Detroit trails Oakland in the late innings.
Phillies 9, Cubs 7: Jean Segura and J.T. Realmuto homered off Jon Lester, and Philadelphia won in Chicago for a split of the four-game series between division leaders. Andrew McCutchen added two hits and two RBIs as the Phillies won for the fifth time in seven games. Aaron Nola pitched 5 ⅓ innings of three-run ball in his second straight victory. Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber hit homers for Chicago. Lester was charged with four earned runs and seven hits in his second straight loss. He had an 8-0 record and a 1.49 ERA in 10 career starts against the Phillies before Thursday.
Red Sox 8, Blue Jays 2: Ryan Weber pitched six innings to earn his first career win as a starter, Steve Pearce homered and had three RBIs and Boston won in Toronto. Pearce went 3-for-5. He singled in the fourth and sixth innings and hit a two-run shot off Ryan Feierabend in the ninth, his first of the season. Rafael Devers had two hits, two RBIs and scored twice as Boston improved to 11-3 in its past 14 road games.
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