Twins pound 7 homers to beat Padres 16-0

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Brian Dozier served notice last season when he hit 42 home runs. Miguel Sano showed his power this year at the All-Star Home Run Derby.

The rest of the Minnesota Twins are showing they can hit the ball over the fence as well.

Jason Castro homered twice, Dozier was a double from the cycle and Minnesota pounded the San Diego Padres 16-0 on Tuesday night.

The Twins hit a season-high seven home runs, setting a Target Field record for most homers in a game, to back another strong start from Kyle Gibson (10-10). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Twins set a major league record by homering in each of the first seven innings with Jorge Polanco, Eddie Rosario, Eduardo Escobar and Kennys Vargas adding to the total.

''It's fun. It's loud. There wasn't too many cheapies,'' Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said of the record-setting streak. ''We've had a nice season as far as power and the balance is spread out.''

Eight players have hit double-digit homers this season for the Twins, who maintained their hold on the second wild card spot in the American League. Castro's two homers gave him nine this season.

Dozier led off the bottom of the first with his 30th of the season to the opposite field. He became the first second baseman since Dan Uggla from 2007-11 to reach 30 homers in consecutive seasons and just the fifth Minnesota player to do so.

''Hitting's contagious,'' Dozier said. ''I know that's kind of a boring answer for you, but it is. Especially nights like tonight when you kind of get a comfortable lead, everyone gets more comfortable in the box. You feed off one another. It was a good night.''

Minnesota's surge back into contention after slipping in July has been driven by one of the league's best offenses. The Twins are second in the majors in runs scored since the All-Star break and have averaged 6.15 runs per game since the start of August, despite Sano and his 28 home runs out of the lineup since Aug. 20.

Travis Wood (3-6) surrendered nine runs and nine hits in 2 1/3 innings for San Diego, which had won three of its past four games. Wood has given up 15 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings over his last four starts.

Padres Manager Andy Green withheld any decision on Wood's future in the rotation.

''We'll figure that out as we go,'' Green said. ''I don't ever really talk about that postgame. Just evaluating the game today, it was the same thing it's been; Down the middle mistakes. His margin for error is clearly small, and they're swinging the bats really well.''

GIBSON DOES HIS PART

The Twins scored 14 runs for Gibson in his start on Sept. 2 and he's settled in with big leads. He gave up four runs and struck out six on Tuesday, and has allowed two runs or fewer in five straight starts.

BLOOD CLOT ENDS CAPPS' SEASON

San Diego announced Tuesday that right-handed reliever Carter Capps suffered a blood clot, which will end his season. Capps had been feeling pain in his right side and went to a hospital in Minnesota on Monday night.

Green said he hopes Capps, who had a 6.57 ERA in 12 1/3 innings this season for the Padres, will be able to return for the 2018 season. Capps is unable to fly and will stay in Minnesota until he's cleared to head back to San Diego.

The team selected the contract of right-hander Cory Mazzoni from Triple-A El Paso.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: OF Jose Pirela was out of the lineup on Tuesday as he deals with a finger injury. Pirela was going to visit with a doctor locally for further testing with Green hoping he'll be able to play Wednesday.

Twins: Sano (left shin stress reaction) participated in batting practice on the field on Tuesday. Molitor said Sano is ''inching'' closer to a return but there is still no timetable. Sano didn't run on Tuesday after doing some running drills on Monday. Molitor said Sano could return before he's able to play third base if he's able to swing the bat.

UP NEXT

Ervin Santana (15-7, 3.45 ERA) starts Wednesday for Minnesota as the teams wrap up the two-game series. Santana pitched a shutout in San Diego on Aug. 2. The Padres start rookie right-hander Dinelson Lamet (7-7, 4.32), who has a 2.55 ERA with 53 strikeouts in 53 innings through his last nine starts.

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TwinsMIN75-69
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  • W: K. Gibson (10-10)L: T. Wood (3-6)
  • HR: MIN - J. Castro 2 (9), E. Escobar (18), B. Dozier (30), E. Rosario (22), K. Vargas (11), J. Polanco (11)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Margot CF20000001.268.316.423.7390.0
A. Cordoba CF20000010.209.284.304.587-0.5
C. Asuaje 2B40100010.276.345.376.7210.5
Y. Solarte DH40100011.254.321.415.7360.5
W. Myers 1B30000111.244.328.461.7890.5
C. Spangenberg 3B30000101.264.319.410.7291.0
J. Blash RF40000012.212.339.358.697-0.5
E. Aybar SS30100012.237.299.363.6620.5
M. Szczur LF30000013.225.344.360.704-0.5
A. Hedges C20100000.210.255.386.6421.0
L. Torrens C10000010.169.246.212.458-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Dozier 2B41311012.261.348.484.83110.5
    C. Gimenez LF01000000.207.337.355.6921.0
    J. Mauer 1B41120002.303.385.416.8014.0
    K. Vargas 1B11131000.252.314.454.7688.0
    J. Polanco SS41121001.257.313.416.7287.0
    a- N. Goodrum 2B10100000.091.091.091.1821.0
    E. Escobar 3B41111121.253.311.447.7586.0
    B. Buxton CF31100011.251.313.414.7262.5
    b- Z. Granite CF20000001.225.303.250.5530.0
    E. Rosario RF52221010.290.327.498.8258.5
    R. Grossman DH52200000.255.376.404.7805.0
    J. Castro C43342010.238.331.390.72115.5
    M. Garver C10000000.200.317.343.6600.0
    E. Adrianza SS42210000.275.338.391.7295.0
    • a-singled for Polanco in the 7th
    • b-grounded out for Buxton in the 6th
    BATTING
    • 2B - B. Buxton (11), R. Grossman (21)
    • 3B - B. Dozier (4)
    • HR - B. Dozier (30), K. Vargas (11), J. Polanco (11), E. Escobar (18), E. Rosario (22), J. Castro 2 (9)
    • RBI - B. Dozier (83), J. Mauer 2 (59), K. Vargas 3 (41), J. Polanco 2 (64), E. Escobar (62), E. Rosario 2 (67), J. Castro 4 (40), E. Adrianza (24)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Mauer 2 (24), J. Polanco 2 (27), E. Rosario 2 (23)
    FIELDING
    • DP - J. Mauer, E. Escobar, B. Dozier
    • E - J. Polanco (18)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Wood (L, 3-6)2.19991237.021.80-17.0
    J. Valdez2.25330127.941.41-1.5
    C. Mazzoni1.144401227.003.00-4.5
    K. McGrath1.20000203.180.714.0
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Wood (L, 3-6)2.1
    J. Valdez2.2
    C. Mazzoni1.1
    K. McGrath1.2
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gibson (W, 10-10)6.04000604.971.5627.0
    G. Perkins1.000010012.462.542.0
    M. Tonkin1.00000105.931.903.5
    G. Moya1.00001100.001.002.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gibson (W, 10-10)6.0
    G. Perkins1.0
    M. Tonkin1.0
    G. Moya1.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - C. Mazzoni
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Wood 65-42, J. Valdez 50-36, C. Mazzoni 43-24, K. McGrath 29-21
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Wood 2-3, J. Valdez 4-3, C. Mazzoni 3-0, K. McGrath 1-2
    • Batters Faced - T. Wood 17, J. Valdez 13, C. Mazzoni 9, K. McGrath 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 74-53, G. Perkins 23-15, M. Tonkin 16-11, G. Moya 13-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 4-7, G. Perkins 2-2, G. Moya 1-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 21, G. Perkins 5, M. Tonkin 3, G. Moya 4
    • Balks - G. Moya
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    000000000040
    TwinsMIN75-69
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Margot CF20000001.268.316.423.7390.0
    A. Cordoba CF20000010.209.284.304.587-0.5
    C. Asuaje 2B40100010.276.345.376.7210.5
    Y. Solarte DH40100011.254.321.415.7360.5
    W. Myers 1B30000111.244.328.461.7890.5
    C. Spangenberg 3B30000101.264.319.410.7291.0
    J. Blash RF40000012.212.339.358.697-0.5
    E. Aybar SS30100012.237.299.363.6620.5
    M. Szczur LF30000013.225.344.360.704-0.5
    A. Hedges C20100000.210.255.386.6421.0
    L. Torrens C10000010.169.246.212.458-0.5
    Total3104002811-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Dozier 2B41311012.261.348.484.83110.5
      C. Gimenez LF01000000.207.337.355.6921.0
      J. Mauer 1B41120002.303.385.416.8014.0
      K. Vargas 1B11131000.252.314.454.7688.0
      J. Polanco SS41121001.257.313.416.7287.0
      a- N. Goodrum 2B10100000.091.091.091.1821.0
      E. Escobar 3B41111121.253.311.447.7586.0
      B. Buxton CF31100011.251.313.414.7262.5
      b- Z. Granite CF20000001.225.303.250.5530.0
      E. Rosario RF52221010.290.327.498.8258.5
      R. Grossman DH52200000.255.376.404.7805.0
      J. Castro C43342010.238.331.390.72115.5
      M. Garver C10000000.200.317.343.6600.0
      E. Adrianza SS42210000.275.338.391.7295.0
      Total421618167168-----
      • a-singled for Polanco in the 7th
      • b-grounded out for Buxton in the 6th
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Buxton (11), R. Grossman (21)
      • 3B - B. Dozier (4)
      • HR - B. Dozier (30), K. Vargas (11), J. Polanco (11), E. Escobar (18), E. Rosario (22), J. Castro 2 (9)
      • RBI - B. Dozier (83), J. Mauer 2 (59), K. Vargas 3 (41), J. Polanco 2 (64), E. Escobar (62), E. Rosario 2 (67), J. Castro 4 (40), E. Adrianza (24)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Mauer 2 (24), J. Polanco 2 (27), E. Rosario 2 (23)
      FIELDING
      • DP - J. Mauer, E. Escobar, B. Dozier
      • E - J. Polanco (18)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Wood (L, 3-6)2.19991237.021.80-17.0
      J. Valdez2.25330127.941.41-1.5
      C. Mazzoni1.144401227.003.00-4.5
      K. McGrath1.20000203.180.714.0
      Total8.0181616167---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Wood (L, 3-6)2.1
      J. Valdez2.2
      C. Mazzoni1.1
      K. McGrath1.2
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson (W, 10-10)6.04000604.971.5627.0
      G. Perkins1.000010012.462.542.0
      M. Tonkin1.00000105.931.903.5
      G. Moya1.00001100.001.002.5
      Total9.0400280---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson (W, 10-10)6.0
      G. Perkins1.0
      M. Tonkin1.0
      G. Moya1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - C. Mazzoni
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Wood 65-42, J. Valdez 50-36, C. Mazzoni 43-24, K. McGrath 29-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Wood 2-3, J. Valdez 4-3, C. Mazzoni 3-0, K. McGrath 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Wood 17, J. Valdez 13, C. Mazzoni 9, K. McGrath 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 74-53, G. Perkins 23-15, M. Tonkin 16-11, G. Moya 13-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 4-7, G. Perkins 2-2, G. Moya 1-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 21, G. Perkins 5, M. Tonkin 3, G. Moya 4
      • Balks - G. Moya
      • 7TH INNING
        Vargas homered to right center, Adrianza and Gimenez scored016
      • 6TH INNING
        Escobar homered to right013
      • 5TH INNING
        Castro homered to right center012
      • 4TH INNING
        Rosario homered to center, Buxton scored011
      • 3RD INNING
        Castro homered to left, Grossman scored09
      • 2ND INNING
        Polanco homered to left, Mauer scored07
        Mauer singled to left, Castro and Adrianza scored05
        Adrianza singled to right, Grossman scored, Castro to third, Adrianza to second03
        Castro singled to right, Rosario scored, Grossman to second02
      • 1ST INNING
        Dozier homered to right01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Gabriel Moya relieved Michael Tonkin
        • Y. Solarte: Strike looking, Solarte grounded out to first
        • W. Myers: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Myers walked
        • C. Spangenberg: Foul, Ball, Spangenberg flied out to deep left
        • J. Blash: Ball, Myers to second on fielder's indifference, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Blash struck out looking
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Mitch Garver catching
        • Michael Tonkin relieved Glen Perkins
        • L. Torrens: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Torrens struck out on foul tip
        • A. Cordoba: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cordoba lined out to left
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Foul, Asuaje popped out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. McGrath Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grossman grounded out to second
        • M. Garver: Strike looking, Strike looking, Garver fouled out to left
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Kennys Vargas at first
        • Glen Perkins relieved Kyle Gibson
        • W. Myers: Ball, Myers flied out to deep center
        • C. Spangenberg: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Spangenberg walked
        • J. Blash: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blash safe at first on shortstop Polanco fielding error, Spangenberg to second
        • E. Aybar: Strike swinging, Aybar grounded out to shortstop, Spangenberg to third, Blash to second
        • M. Szczur: Foul, Szczur lined out to left
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • C. Mazzoni Pitching:
        • J. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza singled to shallow left center
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Dozier hit by pitch, Adrianza to second
        • Chris Gimenez ran for Brian Dozier
        • K. Vargas: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Vargas homered to right center, Adrianza and Gimenez scored
        • Niko Goodrum hit for Jorge Polanco
        • N. Goodrum: Goodrum reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • Kyle McGrath relieved Cory Mazzoni
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • Z. Granite: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Granite lined out to first
        • End of the 7th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • A. Cordoba: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Cordoba struck out swinging
        • C. Asuaje: Strike looking, Asuaje flied out to right
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Ball, Solarte lined out to right
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cory Mazzoni relieved Jose Valdez
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar homered to right
        • Zack Granite hit for Byron Buxton
        • Z. Granite: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Granite grounded out to pitcher
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Rosario grounded out to shortstop
        • R. Grossman: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Grossman grounded out to second
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • E. Aybar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Aybar struck out swinging
        • M. Szczur: Ball, Szczur popped out to second
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Hedges flied out to right
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Valdez Pitching:
        • J. Castro: Ball
        • Allen Cordoba in center
        • Castro homered to right center
        • E. Adrianza: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Adrianza grounded out to first
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Dozier singled to left
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mauer flied out to left
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Polanco reached on fielder's choice to second, Dozier out at second
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • W. Myers: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Myers lined out to right
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg grounded out to pitcher
        • J. Blash: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Blash flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Valdez Pitching:
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to second
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • B. Buxton: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Buxton doubled to right center
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Ball, Rosario homered to center, Buxton scored
        • R. Grossman: Grossman flied out to left
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • A. Hedges: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hedges singled to left
        • M. Margot: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Margot grounded into double play third to second to first, Hedges out at second
        • C. Asuaje: Strike swinging, Asuaje singled to right
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Solarte struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Wood Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Strike swinging, Rosario lined out to center
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Grossman doubled to left
        • J. Castro: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Castro homered to left, Grossman scored
        • Jose Valdez relieved Travis Wood
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Foul, Adrianza popped out to second
        • B. Dozier: Dozier tripled to deep right center
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mauer grounded out to second
        • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • C. Spangenberg: Spangenberg grounded out to second
        • J. Blash: Strike looking, Ball, Blash grounded out to third
        • E. Aybar: Aybar singled to center
        • M. Szczur: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Szczur struck out looking
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Wood Pitching:
        • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rosario singled to center
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Strike looking, Grossman singled to left, Rosario to third
        • J. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Castro singled to right, Rosario scored, Grossman to second
        • E. Adrianza: Adrianza singled to right, Grossman scored, Castro to third, Adrianza to second
        • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Mauer singled to left, Castro and Adrianza scored
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Polanco homered to left, Mauer scored
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Escobar walked
        • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Buxton flied out to left
        • End of the 2nd (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • M. Margot: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Margot lined out to shortstop
        • C. Asuaje: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Asuaje struck out looking
        • Y. Solarte: Foul, Solarte singled to shallow center
        • W. Myers: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Myers struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Wood Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Dozier homered to right
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Mauer grounded out to second
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Polanco flied out to deep center
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar grounded out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)