Twins reach home run milestone in win over Yankees

Trevor Plouffe was one of six Minnesota Twins players to hit a home run in their win over the New York Yankees on Sunday.

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The Minnesota Twins shelled the New York Yankees on Sunday at Target Field, with six difference players hitting home runs.

It was the first time since 1963 that six different players have homered in the same game, and just the third time in franchise history.

The Twins last reached the milestone during a win over the Washington Senators in 1963, as Harmon Killebrew homered in back-to-back innings to lead Minnesota to a 14-2 win.

Twins Franchise, 6 Players with HR in a Game – All-Time

05/03/1949 at CWS 08/29/1963 06/26/2016 at NYY
Mark Christman Vic Power (2x) Danny Santana
Al Evans Bob Allison Brian Dozier
Gil Coan Harmon Killebrew (2x) Trevor Plouffe
Bud Stewart Jimmie Hall Max Kepler
Clyde Vollmer (2x) Bernie Allen Eduardo Nunez
Eddie Robinson Rich Rollins Juan Centeno

And while the Twins will probably have a tough time duplicating that feat when they take on the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday, first baseman Joe Mauer mas managed to crank out plenty of extra-base hits in Chicago over the years.

Mauer ranks fourth all-time in doubles hit against the White Sox, and trails his own manager — Paul Molitro — by just two hits.

Most Doubles vs. White Sox – Since 1961

George Brett 55
Carl Yastrzemski 49
Paul Molitor 47
Joe Mauer 45
Torii Hunter 44

It’s been a rough season for starting pitcher Kyle Gibson, but while the 28 year old right-hander is winless in five starts, he has a history of success against the White Sox.

Gibson has a 4-1 record and a 2.06 ERA in seven career starts against the White Sox, the third-lowest such mark in franchise history when facing Chicago, including a 3-0 record with a 2.22 ERA at U.S Cellular Field.

Twins Pitchers, Lowest ERA vs. White Sox – Since 1961

Mudcat Grant 1.76
Jim Merritt 1.80
Kyle Gibson 2.06
Dean Chance 2.19
Pete Redfern 2.55

Statistics courtesy of STATS LLC