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Twins tie team record with 8 HRs in rout

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) C.J. Cron believed in spring training that the Minnesota Twins were going to have a good offense this season. Their hitting hasn't just been good, it has been powerful.

The Twins tied a franchise record with eight home runs and beat the Los Angeles Angels 16-7 on Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. The Twins- who also went deep eight times earlier this season at Baltimore - joined the 2005 Texas Rangers as the only teams in MLB history to have multiple games in a season with eight or more home runs.

"It's all just kind of clicked and hopefully there's no stopping," said Cron, who had five hits, including a home run against his former team. "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."


AL Pitcher Strikeouts
Rank Name K
1 G. Cole, Hou100
2 J. Verlander, Hou89
3 C. Sale, Bos83
4t T. Bauer, Cle80
4t M. Boyd, Det80
6 B. Snell, TB71
7 S. Bieber, Cle69
8t M. Minor, Tex67
8t C. Morton, TB67
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2 S. Strasburg, Was87
3 L. Castillo, Cin78
4 P. Corbin, Was76
5 J. deGrom, NYM75
6 G. Márquez, Col72
7 C. Smith, Mia71
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