Rosario and the Twins put up the big numbers
The Twins scored 20 runs on a franchise record 28 hits in a blowout win over the Mariners at Target Field last night. Leading the way was the batter hitting ninth, Eddie Rosario, who had three home runs and five RBIs. Since runs batted in were first tracked in the 1920 season, only two other players had that many home runs and RBIs starting out of the ninth slot in the order: Dale Sveum of the Brewers in 1987 versus the Angels (3 HR/6 RBIs), and Trot Nixon of the Red Sox in 1999 at Detroit (3/5). Rosario is the seventh Twins hitter to hit 3 home runs in a single game.