The Minnesota Twins slammed eight home runs, including two each by Miguel Sano and Jonathan Schoop, on their way to a 16-7 rout over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday afternoon in Anaheim completing a three-game sweep.
The game was originally scheduled to be played Wednesday, but a rainstorm made the field conditions unplayable. The wait was worth it for the Twins, whose eight home runs tied a single-game club record. It also tied an Angels record for most home runs allowed in a game.
The Twins have scored a major league-high 289 runs this season, and they battered Angels pitching Thursday for 17 hits and six walks. Former Angel C.J. Cron had five hits, including a home run and two doubles.
Besides Sano, Schoop and Cron, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario also homered.
Braves 5, Giants 4
Rookie Austin Riley continued his hot major league start with a two-run homer and a go-ahead single in extra innings, allowing Atlanta to take three of four from host San Francisco.
Riley’s game-winning hit came after Dansby Swanson led off the 13th with a single off the Giants’ seventh pitcher, right-hander Reyes Moronta (1-4). Swanson stole second with one out before Riley came through with his third RBI of the day and 12th in just nine games.
Right-hander Luke Jackson (3-1) worked the final two innings, allowing one hit, for the win.
Marlins 5, Tigers 2
Garrett Cooper blasted a two-out grand slam to cap a five-run, ninth-inning rally, and Miami pushed its winning streak to six games by downing host Detroit.
Cooper, who hit his first career homer on Wednesday, powered a Shane Greene slider over the left field wall to stun the Tigers, who dropped all nine games of their homestand.
Tyler Kinley (1-0), who gave up an eighth-inning run, was credited with his first career win. Sergio Romo pitched the ninth for his ninth save.
Mets 6, Nationals 4
Carlos Gomez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth inning for host New York, which took advantage of the struggling Washington bullpen to complete a four-game sweep.
The Mets, who endangered manager Mickey Callaway’s job by getting swept by the Miami Marlins last weekend, swept a four-game series from the Nationals/Montreal Expos franchise for the first time since 1991.
The Nationals have lost five straight to fall 12 games under .500 for the first time since the 2010 season.
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