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Video: Watch Twins Set MLB Record for Most Road Home Runs in a Single Season

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorAugust 29, 2019

Minnesota Twins' Jake Cave (60) celebrates his seventh-inning home run against the Chicago White Sox during a baseball game Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Mark Black)
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The calendar hasn't turned to September yet, but the Minnesota Twins have already set the Major League Baseball record for the most road home runs in a single season. 

Jake Cave's opposite-field shot against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday gave Minnesota 139 road round-trippers and a 7-0 lead over the Pale Hose:

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Finally a non-single hit. This was our 139th #Bomba on the road – a new @MLB record! #BombaSquad | #MNTwins https://t.co/VhIXt3nZrI

Twins first baseman C.J. Cron immediately followed with a homer of his own:

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We go back-to-back for a total of 💣 26 #Bombas 💣 for our squad at Guaranteed Rate Field this season! It’s the most by an opponent in that park’s history (since 1991). #BombaSquad https://t.co/wCMZWcIAqr

And then Cave went yard again in the seventh for the Twins' 141st road dinger:

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Jake Cave, the tater king of Chicago. @Twins | @JakeCave8 https://t.co/Dd1Uoc6e9P

Minnesota eventually won 10-5.

According to Matt Carlson of the Associated Press, the Twins broke the 2001 San Francisco Giants' previous road homer record of 138. Giants outfielder Barry Bonds hit an MLB-record 73 home runs that year.

The 82-51 Twins, who lead the American League Central, can now set their sights on the all-time single-season home run record held by the 2018 New York Yankees (267).

Minnesota leads MLB with 261 through 133 games, although it's conceivable as many as four teams break the 267-homer mark with the Yanks (250), Los Angeles Dodgers (231) and Houston Astros (226) all on pace to do so.