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C.J. Cron and Jonathan Schoop each hit two home runs and Byron Buxton had a grand slam as the Twins cruised to an 18-4 victory. Miguel Sano also homered for the Twins, who extended their season-high home run streak to 13 games and moved into a tie with Seattle for the major league home run lead with 87.
“It’s fun to put on that kind of offensive performance,” Cron said. “One through nine, we all swung it really well so it was fun to watch.”
Minnesota’s 18 runs were a season high. The Twins have won the first three games of the four-game series, outscoring the Mariners 36-11. Minnesota became the first team in major league history to have five games with at least five home runs before the start of June.
“There’s no weak spots in our lineup,” Cron said. “As a pitcher, that can’t be a comfortable thing. They have to be on their game for every batter.”
Wade LeBlanc (2-1), making his first start in more