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Carlos Rodon tied an AL record by striking out the first seven batters and Tim Anderson finished a double shy of the cycle to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 7-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Chicago White Sox lefty Carlos Rodon struck out the first seven Minnesota Twins batters he faced Friday night to tie Joe Cowley's American League record.
Lineup: Twins (57-102) at White Sox (77-82)
- 1. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
- 2. Jorge Polanco, SS (S)
- 3. Robbie Grossman, LF (S)
- 4. Miguel Sano, DH (R)
- 5. Kennys Vargas, 1B (S)
- 6. Eduardo Escobar, 3B (S)
- 7. John Ryan Murphy, C (R)
- 8. Logan Schafer, RF (L)
- 9. Byron Buxton, CF (R)
- SP: Tyler Duffey, RHP
Cast your vote on who you think the Minnesota Twins' MVP has been this season.
Thursday's five longest homers
The Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko heads Thursday's list with a nearly 450-foot shot, the longest of his career at Busch Stadium.
Byron Buxton tripled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Thursday night.
Brian Dozier surpassed expectations
Keith Law didn't project Dozier to even have average power, but here he is with 42 home runs this season. A change in the 29-year-old's swing and approach has led to his power surge. Law: Players I was wrong about (Insider)
Twins finally put two on the board
Kennys Vargas' sixth-inning two-run homer on Wednesday ended a streak of 106 consecutive frames without scoring multiple runs in an inning for the Twins. It was the longest streak in the majors since the 1942 Phillies had a 109-inning streak of this type, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Wednesday's longest home runs
Just because the Braves and Twins have two of the worst records in baseball doesn't mean their guys can't slug. Matt Kemp and Kennys Vargas paced the competition on Wednesday, while Hunter Renfroe's 413-footer was the first to hit the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. at Petco.
The World Series champions have failed to make the postseason for the fourth year in a row.
Eduardo Escobar shows off rare power
Escobar isn't known for hitting home runs, but he sure got a hold of one against the Royals on Tuesday. His fourth-inning blast off Ian Kennedy traveled a career-long 448 feet, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
Tuesday's longest home runs
Miguel Cabrera hit yet another home run that traveled over 440 feet, but he was bested on Tuesday by a player with just six homers in 100 games this season -- Eduardo Escobar. Yoenis Cespedes also reached 440 feet on his blast.
Billy Burns' sacrifice fly scored Raul Mondesi in the 11th inning as the Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-3 Tuesday night, staving off postseason elimination.
Which Twins have mastered spin rate?
Spin rate is a relatively new factor of pitching being explored, but those who do it best are finding success. Ryan Pressly is among pitchers with the highest spin rates on curveballs. Why spin rate matters (Insider)
Twins still No. 30 in Power Rankings
The bad news: The Twins reached 100 losses on Sunday. The good news: The team has locked up the No. 1 pick in next year's draft. Week 25 Power Rankings
Twins' 100 losses lead to Dozier record
The Mariners beat the Twins 4-3 on Sunday, Minnesota's 100th loss of the season. That gives Brian Dozier the record for most home runs (42) in a season by any player in MLB history for a team that lost at least 100 games, per the Elias Sports Bureau.
Nelson Cruz homered twice before leaving with left wrist soreness, Jesus Sucre homered for the first time in 14 months and the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Sunday.
Home plate umpire Jerry Layne was hit in the mask by a foul ball in the first inning and had to leave Sunday's game between Seattle and Minnesota because of concussion-like symptoms.
Miguel Sano hit a tiebreaking homer in the bottom of the fourth inning and Tyler Duffey pitched seven strong innings for his best start in more than a month as the Twins beat the Mariners 3-2.
Robinson Cano had four hits and two RBI, and Nelson Cruz added a two-run homer among his four RBI as the Seattle Mariners' offense got back on track in a 10-1 victory over the Twins on Friday.
On Base Percentage.31722nd
Earned Run Average5.1230th
Twins @ White Sox
U.S. Cellular Field - Sat 10/1