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Twins break homers on road record

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019

Minnesota Twins' C.J. Cron (24) congratulates Jake Cave (60) on his seventh-inning home run against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (Mark Black / AP)
Minnesota Twins' C.J. Cron (24) congratulates Jake Cave (60) on his seventh-inning home run against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (Mark Black / AP)
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CHICAGO – The Minnesota Twins broke a major league record for most home runs on the road, getting back-to-back homers in the third inning and one in the seventh for 141.

Jake Cave led off the third with a solo shot off Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease to give AL Central leaders the record. That surpassed the 138 set by the San Francisco Giants in 2001. C.J. Cron followed with a drive to center.

Cave added a shot in the seventh for his second career multi-homer game, increasing the Twins’ overall total to 261. The record for homers in a season, 267, was set last year by the New York Yankees.

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