Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  By TYLER MASON  |  Last updated 8/13/13
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins aren't often thought of as a home run hitting team. But on Tuesday, they set a major league home run record. Outfielder Josh Willingham's solo home run to the second deck in left field Tuesday extended Minnesota's streak of 23 consecutive runs scored solely via home runs. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that is now the longest such streak in baseball history -- and one that dates back to Friday for the Twins. Ever since Chris Colabello hit a solo shot in the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader Friday against the White Sox, the Twins had not scored any other way than via a home run entering Tuesday. Minnesota belted four homers in that first game Friday, including a go-ahead grand slam by Justin Morneau, who later homered again in the ninth inning. Oswaldo Arcia also homered in that game as the Twins scored all seven runs on four homers. The Twins won the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader by a 3-2 final thanks to three solo ho...
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