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HRs, late rally fall short as Gonsalves falters

Cave, Kepler lead charge, but Twins unable to recover from early hole
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Lefty Stephen Gonsalves' Major League debut didn't go as planned, as he couldn't make it out of the second inning against the White Sox.

Gonsalves, the Twins' No. 5 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline, gave up four runs over 1 1/3 innings in a 8-5 loss on Monday night in a makeup game at Target Field. Gonsalves, who had a 1.27 ERA over his last 11 starts at Triple-A, surrendered six hits, but had trouble with his control, walking two and hitting another batter. He said he had nerves, including his back leg shaking before his start, but he did his best to try to embrace the moment despite the results.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Lefty Stephen Gonsalves' Major League debut didn't go as planned, as he couldn't make it out of the second inning against the White Sox.

Gonsalves, the Twins' No. 5 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline, gave up four runs over 1 1/3 innings in a 8-5 loss on Monday night in a makeup game at Target Field. Gonsalves, who had a 1.27 ERA over his last 11 starts at Triple-A, surrendered six hits, but had trouble with his control, walking two and hitting another batter. He said he had nerves, including his back leg shaking before his start, but he did his best to try to embrace the moment despite the results.

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Video: CWS@MIN: Gonsalves freezes Abreu for 1st career K

"It is something I'll never feel again," Gonsalves said. "I was very excited to get out there. That first inning couldn't have gone any better. Then the second inning, the game kind of sped up on me, and I got hit around a little bit. A couple unlucky balls found holes. Kept pitching and battled, but it wasn't working out for me."

After a 33-minute weather delay, Gonsalves opened with a scoreless first, keyed by two strikeouts, but it unraveled in the second. He gave up a leadoff triple to Nicky Delmonico and an RBI single to Matt Davidson, who battled back from an 0-2 count. After walking Yolmer Sanchez, Gonsalves hit Kevan Smith with a curveball with Smith looking to bunt. He was then hurt by bad luck with Tim Anderson blooping a ball down the right-field line, only for it to drop between three defenders for another run.

Video: CWS@MIN: Anderson plates a run on a bloop single

"I think [his nerves] were a little bit more reflected on how many pitches he kind of overthrew and left up in the zone," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We know that the command at times can be a little sketchy, and it's what's gotten him into problems along the way. But the second inning deteriorated in a lot of ways between free passes and hard-hit balls, and we missed a chance on that popup that fell in between three guys."

Jose Abreu, Gonsalves' first career strikeout victim in the first, delivered the decisive blow with a two-run double. After walking Daniel Palka to reload the bases, Gonsalves was removed for Alan Busenitz, who was able to strand all three runners with a strikeout and a groundout.

Video: CWS@MIN: Busenitz strands the bases loaded in the 2nd

"It was up," Gonsalves said of his changeup, which is normally his best pitch. "[Location] was there occasionally. I threw a 2-0 to Abreu that he pulled down the third-base line for that double. So it was in the strike zone, it was just a little up today."

The Twins tried to get back into the game, but couldn't get much going against right-hander Lucas Giolito. Tyler Austin scored Jake Cave with an RBI double in the second, while Cave made it a two-run game with a two-run shot to center in the fourth. It was the second straight game with a homer for Cave, who has six on the year.

Video: CWS@MIN: Austin drives in Cave on RBI double to right

But the White Sox kept tacking on after Gonsalves left in the second, scoring in the fourth with the help of an error, as Abreu stole third and Mitch Garver's throw hit off Miguel Sano's glove, allowing Abreu to score. Davidson essentially put the game away with a two-run homer off Trevor May in the seventh, while Palka added an RBI double in the eighth.

The Twins scored twice in the ninth with Max Kepler hitting a solo homer and Ehire Adrianza singling home a run with two outs, but it was too little, too late.

Video: CWS@MIN: Adrianza extends 9th inning with RBI single

"They just found a way to keep scoring at the end," Molitor said. "We couldn't narrow the gap and get back in it. We made a little push in the ninth, but we couldn't get the tying run up there."

SOUND SMART
Gonsalves' outing was the shortest by a starting pitcher in an MLB debut since Mike Mayers of the Cardinals went 1 1/3 innings against the Dodgers on July 24, 2016. It was also the shortest by a Twins starter in a debut since Travis Miller lasted one inning against the Rangers on Aug. 25, '96.

HE SAID IT
"It's understandable. It's kind of amazing when you think about how much baseball you've played, and played at these dimensions. The mound doesn't change, but you get out there in a different environment, a big stadium and people, and expectations and realization of a dream. It can affect people, no matter what your demeanor or makeup is. It's something that everyone is going to respond to a little bit differently. I'm sure he's going to learn from it. I have a lot of confidence in that. We'll move forward. That's what I told him. He came in, and I'm sure he was a little bit upset with himself, but that's how you learn. That's hopefully how you get better." -- Molitor, on Gonsalves

Video: CWS@MIN: Adrianza makes diving stop and gets the out

UP NEXT
After the makeup game in Minnesota on Monday, the Twins play the White Sox again on Tuesday in Chicago to start a two-game series that begins at 7:10 p.m. CT at Guaranteed Rate Field. Right-hander Jose Berrios (11-8, 3.75 ERA) starts for Minnesota and is looking to bounce back from a pair of shaky outings. Highly-touted prospect Michael Kopech starts for the White Sox in his Major League debut.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and listen to his podcast.

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A foul ball landed right in a couple's diaper bag

Taking an infant to the ballpark (or anywhere, really) presents a number of logistical challenges for new parents, specifically regarding how many things you must bring with you. 

Bottle, pacifier, towels, warm clothes, diapers, diaper bags ... ah yes, diaper bags. You expect to deal with many foul things when it comes time to deal with a diaper bag, but a foul ball? That's just too perfect, right?

All-Star 'La Makina' ready for Players' Weekend

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball is set to host Players' Weekend for a second straight year from Friday to Sunday, allowing players to use nicknames on the back of their specially-designed jerseys and customize their cleats, bats, gloves, catching equipment and more.

Right-hander Jose Berrios, an All-Star for the first time this season, has one of the more colorful nicknames on the Twins, as he'll wear 'La Makina' on the back of his jersey this weekend and is tentatively scheduled to start against the A's on Sunday.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Major League Baseball is set to host Players' Weekend for a second straight year from Friday to Sunday, allowing players to use nicknames on the back of their specially-designed jerseys and customize their cleats, bats, gloves, catching equipment and more.

Right-hander Jose Berrios, an All-Star for the first time this season, has one of the more colorful nicknames on the Twins, as he'll wear 'La Makina' on the back of his jersey this weekend and is tentatively scheduled to start against the A's on Sunday.

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"That [name] came about from my trainer in 2011, which is the one I train with in the offseason," Berrios said through an interpreter. "He started calling me that because I work a lot. The way I prepare myself. The way I go about my physical activities away from the field to get ready to pitch. That's why I became 'La Makina,' which means the machine."

Last year, Berrios used 'Orlandito' as his nickname, which means little Orlando, as that's Berrios' dad's name and his middle name. Berrios is still often referred to as J.O. and is also called 'Orlandito' by some back home in Puerto Rico.

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But Berrios is proud of his 'La Makina' nickname, using it as part of his Twitter handle (@JOLaMakina), and feels like it suits him.

"I compete and work hard off the field to be able to do the things I do on the field," Berrios said. "I think it connects with who I am and my work ethic."

Berrios, 24, is 11-8 with a 3.75 ERA in 25 starts this season. He has struck out 157, walked 44 and allowed 19 homers in 153 2/3 innings. But he said it's his offseason work that helps him put up those numbers, and that's why he likes sharing his workouts via social media.

"I know the fans enjoy what we do on the field," Berrios said. "But I want people to see what it costs and what happens off the field in the offseason to be able to grind through an entire season."

Berrios said he's excited for the weekend, as it'll be the first time Players' Weekend will be at Target Field. The Twins were in Toronto during the three-day event last year.

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"Throughout the season we respect the game and don't get to do those things, so for three days this upcoming week, we'll be able to wear whatever cleats we want, use different bats, different shirts and different names on our backs -- that means something for us," Berrios said. "Just going out there and having fun is important for us. A weekend to do something different will be fun for all of us."

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.

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Rosario's HR helps Twins take series vs. Tigers

Cave, Kepler hit homers in fourth; Odorizzi K's 7 over five-plus innings
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MINNEAPOLIS -- With Eddie Rosario, it simply doesn't matter where the pitch is located.

After falling behind in the count, 0-2, against right-hander Alex Wilson following a wild swing on a fastball above the zone, Rosario swung again at a fastball up and in. This time, he connected on a go-ahead solo homer to right to lead off the eighth, helping to lift the Twins to a 5-4 win over the Tigers in the series finale on Sunday.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- With Eddie Rosario, it simply doesn't matter where the pitch is located.

After falling behind in the count, 0-2, against right-hander Alex Wilson following a wild swing on a fastball above the zone, Rosario swung again at a fastball up and in. This time, he connected on a go-ahead solo homer to right to lead off the eighth, helping to lift the Twins to a 5-4 win over the Tigers in the series finale on Sunday.

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"I know the second swing, the second strike was up, so I thought this guy is going to go up again," Rosario said. "And so I tried to stay short and make contact with the ball."

Minnesota won three of four games and hit at least three homers in each game. It marked just the second time in franchise history that the Twins hit at least three blasts in four consecutive games, as they also did it from Sept. 3-6, 2016.

Rosario's team-leading 22nd homer of the year was his second of the series. Rosario is tied for the Major League lead with J.D. Martinez with eight homers on pitches out of the zone, per Statcast™, including the fastball from Wilson in the eighth. He also leads the Majors with 47 hits on pitches out of the zone.

"The odds were in his favor. If you swing at that pitch often enough, you can hit it once in a while," Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "I don't know if he was guessing neck-high fastball again, but he guessed right."

It made up for right-hander Jake Odorizzi's struggle to get deep into the game yet again, as he gave up a run in the second on back-to-back doubles to Victor Martinez and Jim Adduci but seemed to settle down until running into trouble in the sixth. He retired 15 of his first 18, but gave up a leadoff double and two walks. He was pulled for reliever Matt Magill after five-plus innings and allowed four runs on four hits with seven strikeouts.

Video: DET@MIN: Odorizzi fans Goodrum in the 1st inning

"My fastball command all day was maybe a ball off, a half-ball off," Odorizzi said. "I was executing a lot of pitches, but they were just missing by a few inches consistently. That was the story of the day, just being off."

Magill allowed all three inherited runners to score via a walk, a run-scoring double play and a two-out RBI single from Adduci. All three runs were charged to Odorizzi, who has yet to retire a batter after the sixth inning this year.

Magill remained in the game and found himself in a jam in the seventh with runners at the corners with two outs but was helped by a strong defensive play by Miguel Sano on a grounder hit down the third-base line by Nicholas Castellanos.

"That's a run if he doesn't make it, and I think he has a lot of confidence that he can throw a little bit off-balance and still get plenty on the throw," Molitor said. "That's just impressive for any third baseman to be able to do that with that kind of arm strength."

The Twins jumped out to a 4-1 lead, scoring twice in the third and twice in the fourth. With the Tigers forced to use a bullpen game, right-hander Buck Farmer gave up consecutive hits to open the third and reliever Zac Reininger was brought in. Rosario plated a run with a sacrifice fly before Jorge Polanco smacked an RBI double off the center-field wall.

Video: DET@MIN: Polanco hammers an RBI double to center

In the fourth, Max Kepler and Jake Cave led the charge, as they both connected on a pair of solo homers. It was Kepler's 16th of the year and the fifth for Cave, who crushed the ball into the CATCH restaurant section above the batter's eye in center field. It had an exit velocity of 108 mph and went a projected 430 feet, per Statcast™.

"I got that one pretty good," Cave said. "I can't think of specific ones that I got that far. I had some pretty good ones last year maybe. I had a couple this year, but that one's probably going to be right up there if somebody were to ask me."

Video: DET@MIN: Cave crushes a solo moonshot to center

GLYNN MISSES GAME
Third-base coach Gene Glynn left before the game due to illness and was replaced at third by first-base coach Jeff Smith. Assistant hitting coach Rudy Hernandez served as first-base coach.

"He's doing OK," Molitor said. "Wasn't feeling quite right. We're making sure we're checking him out thoroughly, but we didn't put him out there."

SOUND SMART
Cave became the third player to reach the CATCH restaurant in center field, joining Byung Ho Park, who did it against the Angels on April 16, 2016, and Sano, who reached it vs. the A's on May 2, 2017. Hall of Famer Jim Thome also reached that area in 2011 before the restaurant was added.

"That's pretty cool to be with a couple of guys that have power like them," Cave said. "That's pretty neat to be one of three."

HE SAID IT
"I don't tip my cap to him. I know he swings up there. I've seen him do it on TV a thousand times. I think that's a mistake by us -- try to bounce a ball right there. The one pitch that I've seen him ---and I think everybody -- has seen him hit, is balls over his head. We know he likes those high balls. That's why he swung at the first two. You try to go up there again, well, you're kind of feeding him right there. You've gotta bounce the ball, in my opinion." -- Tigers manager and former Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire on Rosario

UP NEXT
Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves, the Twins' No. 5 overall prospect per MLB Pipeline, will make his Major League debut on Monday against the White Sox at 6:10 p.m. CT. Gonsalves, who is replacing the injured Ervin Santana in the rotation, went 9-3 with a 2.96 ERA in 19 appearances (18 starts) with Triple-A Rochester after an early promotion from Double-A Chattanooga this season. The White Sox will counter with right-hander Lucas Giolito.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.

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30 guys we want to see win it all

The veterans, or other inspiring players, who have yet to win a title
MLB.com @williamfleitch

One of the best subplots of the Astros' World Series championship last season was Carlos Beltran finally getting a championship ring. While Beltran wasn't a key factor for Houston, seeing the future Hall of Famer, one of the best playoff hitters of all time, win a championship in his seventh postseason was one of the more heartwarming stories in a rather heartwarming October.

Everybody loves to see a vet finally get his title. This got us to thinking: What other old-timers would we love to see win a title who haven't won one yet? Thus, this week at The Thirty, we take a look at the Carlos Beltran on each time: The veteran, or just inspiring story, who you'd most like to see win that elusive championship. Obviously, there's not much hope for some of these guys; the Orioles have already been eliminated, after all. But you never know. These are the players who never got a title … but someday should.

One of the best subplots of the Astros' World Series championship last season was Carlos Beltran finally getting a championship ring. While Beltran wasn't a key factor for Houston, seeing the future Hall of Famer, one of the best playoff hitters of all time, win a championship in his seventh postseason was one of the more heartwarming stories in a rather heartwarming October.

Everybody loves to see a vet finally get his title. This got us to thinking: What other old-timers would we love to see win a title who haven't won one yet? Thus, this week at The Thirty, we take a look at the Carlos Beltran on each time: The veteran, or just inspiring story, who you'd most like to see win that elusive championship. Obviously, there's not much hope for some of these guys; the Orioles have already been eliminated, after all. But you never know. These are the players who never got a title … but someday should.

AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST

Blue Jays
Russell Martin

The longtime catcher has been around so long he was drafted by the Expos. Martin has reached the postseason a whopping nine times, but he has never reached the World Series.

Video: TB@BAL: Jones belts a 3-run homer to left-center

Orioles
Adam Jones

We know Jones wants to stay in Baltimore, and he has earned that right … but it sure would be nice to see him in the Fall Classic someday.

Rays
Carlos Gomez

Gomez has played for four teams in the postseason, none of them the Rays.

Red Sox
Chris Sale

Sale's going to have a Hall of Fame case to make someday, and having a World Series title would be a handy little feather in his cap.

Yankees
Giancarlo Stanton

After all those years in Miami, a World Series feels like Stanton's due. His next postseason game will be his first.

AL CENTRAL

Indians
Rajai Davis

We'd like to see Davis get a chance to hit another Game 7 homer.

Royals
Blaine Boyer

Boyer has pitched for 12 seasons and for nine teams -- including Boston, St. Louis and Atlanta -- and he has still never appeared in a postseason game.

Tigers
Victor Martinez

Remember: Miguel Cabrera won a title in 2003 with the Marlins.

Video: MIN@KC: Mauer sets Twins' record with 415th double

Twins
Joe Mauer

A World Series is the one thing Mauer hasn't given the Twins.

White Sox
James Shields

Big Game James was much better in his 2008 World Series appearance for the Rays than he was in his 2014 World Series appearances for the Royals.

AL WEST

Angels
Mike Trout

Still waiting for that first postseason win. It looks like Trout will still be waiting this October.

Astros
Gerrit Cole

Well, everyone else has one.

Athletics
Fernando Rodney

It has been 12 years since Rodney was last in the World Series … but it sure would be fun to see a World Series game end with the bow and arrow.

Mariners
Nelson Cruz

Just remember not to put Cruz in right field during a clinching game.

Video: TEX@DET: Beltre ties Winfield with his 3,110th hit

Rangers
Adrian Beltre

The easiest pick on the board. We should call every beloved veteran trying to win a ring before he reaches the Hall of Fame "The Beltre."

NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST

Video: ATL@NYM: Markakis nets 4 hits, hits key homer in 10th

Braves
Nick Markakis

Markakis has only made the postseason once (2014) in his whole career.

Marlins
Starlin Castro

Castro left the Cubs right before they won one.

Mets
Jose Bautista

Imagine that bat flip in the World Series.

Nationals
Max Scherzer

Like Sale, Scherzer could use the Hall of Fame credentials of a championship.

Phillies
Carlos Santana

So close in 2016. All players on the '11 Rangers and '16 Indians get serious consideration for this list.

NL CENTRAL

Brewers
Ryan Braun

The 2011 season was probably supposed to be the one for Braun and the Brewers.

Cardinals
Michael Wacha

Yadier Molina, Adam Wainwright and Matt Carpenter (who was a rookie in 2011) all have rings already.

Cubs
Jesse Chavez

This 11-year vet has pitched for nine teams, but never in the postseason. Also almost everybody else on the team has a ring already.

Pirates
Ivan Nova

Nova's rookie year was right after the Yankees won their most recent title.

Video: 2018 ASG: Votto crushes solo homer in the 10th inning

Reds
Joey Votto

Is Votto going to be Beltre in four years?

AL WEST

D-backs
Brad Ziegler

The good news is that Ziegler might pitch until he's 60, giving him plenty of chances.

Video: SF@LAD: Kershaw strikes out 9 over 8 terrific frames

Dodgers
Clayton Kershaw

Kershaw's career is going to feel incomplete without one.

Giants
Andrew McCutchen

Cutch could become quite the mercenary the next few years trying to find the best place to get his ring.

Padres
A.J. Ellis

Any championship team needs the Veteran Backup Catcher.

Rockies
Nolan Arenado

The best way to get the respect often denied Rockies players is to win them a championship.

Will Leitch is a columnist for MLB.com.

Twins' nicknames for Players' Weekend

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For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.

Here are the nicknames Twins' big leaguers will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:

For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26.

Here are the nicknames Twins' big leaguers will wear on their backs while sporting colorful, non-traditional uniforms featuring alternate designs inspired by youth-league uniforms:

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Twins
Ehire Adrianza: "GUARENERO"
Adrianza is from Guarenas, Venezuela, and wanted to pay tribute to his hometown.
Tyler Austin: "TA"
Matt Belisle: "BELISLE"
Jose Berrios: "LA MAKINA"
Berrios has had the nickname "La Makina," which means "The Machine," since he was in the Minor Leagues, but last year he chose "Orlandito," which means "Little Orlando." He's known by that name in his native Puerto Rico as the son of fellow former pitcher Orlando Berrios.
Jason Castro: "STRO"
Jake Cave: "CAVEMAN"
Oliver Drake: "BUCKO"
Johnny Field: "J. FIELD"
Logan Forsythe: "LOGIE BEAR"
Mitch Garver: "GARV SAUCE"
Kyle Gibson: "GIBBY"
Robbie Grossman: "GROSSMAN"
Trevor Hildenberger: "HILDY"
Max Kepler: "RÓŻYCKI"
Rozycki is Kepler's last name, as his full name is Maximilian Kepler-Rozycki, but he decided to shorten it and go with his mom's last name in the Majors. His mom, Kathy Kepler, is an American-born ballet dancer who met his father, Marek Rozycki, a Polish-born ballet dancer, in Berlin where they married and raised Max and his sister.
Matt Magill: "GOOSE"
Magill is a fan of the movie Top Gun and picked his nickname after the character Nick "Goose" Bradshaw, played by Anthony Edwards. Magill and his wife, Melissa, just had their first son, named Maverick, on Aug. 4. Tom Cruise plays Pete "Maverick" Mitchell in the movie.
Joe Mauer: "MAUER"
Trevor May: "LURCH"
May said he was called Lurch as a nickname in 2008 and it's stuck ever since. In his Twitter profile, he goes by Trevor "Lurch" May and is an active gamer and eSports entrepreneur.
Adalberto Mejia: "VOLADOR"
Logan Morrison: "LOMO"
Gabriel Moya: "LITTLE GUARDADO"
In one of the funnier nicknames on the team, Moya is given the nickname "Little Guardado" because of his similar physical stature to Twins bullpen coach Eddie Guardado. Moya, a left-handed reliever just like Guardado, would love to have a similar career to the former closer, as Guardado is in the Twins' Hall of Fame.
Jake Odorizzi: "ODO"
Michael Pineda: "BIG MIKE"
Jorge Polanco: "CHULO"
Polanco said it's been his nickname since he was a baby, given to him by his uncle. It roughly translates to "pretty boy," and is what his family calls him.
Addison Reed: "REEDER"
Eddie Rosario: "EDISITO"
Taylor Rogers: "M. ROGERS"
Miguel Sano: "BOQUETON"
The nickname roughly translates to "Big Mouth," referring to the fun that Sano likes to have while on the field, jawing with his teammates and being entertaining in the clubhouse.
Ervin Santana: "MAGIC"
Santana is a big basketball fan and was called "Magic" as a kid for the way he played basketball. Earvin "Magic" Johnson is his favorite player, and he also named himself after Johnson while in the Minor Leagues, changing his name from Johan to Ervin to avoid confusion with the former Twins Cy Young Award winner.
Aaron Slegers: "SLEGS"
Bobby Wilson: "BEEDUB"

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.

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Twins place Santana on DL with finger injury

Busenitz recalled from Triple-A; Grossman reinstated from DL
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Ervin Santana, who has struggled with velocity and results in five starts since returning from right middle finger surgery, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday and could miss the rest of the season, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. He's suffered recurring symptoms related to his original injury to his third finger MCP joint.

Reliever Alan Busenitz was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take his spot on the roster, and lefty prospect Stephen Gonsalves was in the clubhouse and will take Santana's spot in the rotation to start on Monday against the White Sox in his Major League debut. Reliever Tyler Duffey was optioned to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Gonsalves on Sunday.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Ervin Santana, who has struggled with velocity and results in five starts since returning from right middle finger surgery, was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday and could miss the rest of the season, Twins manager Paul Molitor said. He's suffered recurring symptoms related to his original injury to his third finger MCP joint.

Reliever Alan Busenitz was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to take his spot on the roster, and lefty prospect Stephen Gonsalves was in the clubhouse and will take Santana's spot in the rotation to start on Monday against the White Sox in his Major League debut. Reliever Tyler Duffey was optioned to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Gonsalves on Sunday.

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Additionally, outfielder Johnny Field was optioned to Rochester as outfielder Robbie Grossman was reinstated from the DL after missing 11 games with a strained right hamstring.

"It's a combination of some discomfort, and I don't think it's working quite as well," Twins manager Paul Molitor said of Santana's injury. "We all see how it's been going to this point. I'm not sure where it's going to go from here, but we just thought it made sense at this time rather than run him back out there on Tuesday. I don't know when the next time he'll pitch is going to be. We'll hopefully get another opinion on Tuesday."

Santana, 35, underwent the surgery on his right middle finger in early February but was expected to return in late April or early May. However, Santana dealt with complications, including a setback that forced him to wait until July to make his debut. His fastball velocity has been around 90 mph -- three mph less than last year -- and he's struggled with homers. His last start came on Thursday against the Tigers, when he allowed seven runs in four-plus innings, including three home runs.

Video: DET@MIN: Santana fans Reyes in the 2nd inning

"I have a little bit of discomfort right now, that's why we shut it down," Santana said. "Mostly the grip, that's where most of the pain is. You need to get it right before you do anything else. I'm going to shut it down and try to recover as fast as I can."

Santana is in the last year of his contract and the Twins aren't expected to pick up his $14-million option for next year. The 14-year veteran has a 3.68 ERA in 85 starts with Minnesota.

"It's our desire to try to find a way to support him the best way we can," Molitor said. "Sure, there's a component that what makes sense for us is going to be in there, too. He's well aware, we're well aware where he sits on next year status and all those type of things."

Gonsalves is the club's No. 5 prospect per MLB Pipeline. He's gone a combined 12-3 with a 2.76 ERA between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester this season. He's struck out 95 and walked 55 in 100 1/3 innings with Rochester this season.

Video: Top Prospects: Stephen Gonsalves, LHP, Twins

"I was actually struggling a little bit walking everyone," Gonsalves said. "I was effectively wild, not mixing in a whole lot of hits. I've missed bats in the past with good changeups and good spin. Hopefully, we can just go from there."

Gonsalves, 24, said he found out late Saturday he was going to make his MLB debut, and the first person he called was his grandmother.

"I shared some tears with her," Gonsalves said. "We're all very excited. My grandfather passed away three years ago, and I dedicated this season to him. They'd been at every game ever since I was a little kid. They had season tickets to the Padres when my dad was a kid. Big sports fans. Big baseball fans. She was number one."

Busenitz, who pitched in 11 games over three stints with the Twins this season, recently appeared in seven games for the Red Wings, allowing six runs on nine hits in eight innings pitched with three saves.

Grossman and Busenitz will take the vacated 25-man roster spots of Field and Santana.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.

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Twins homers can't lift rookie Stewart vs. Tigers

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MINNEAPOLIS -- It's clear right-hander Kohl Stewart still has plenty to work on to remain a Major League starter.

Stewart, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 Draft and the Twins' No. 28 prospect per MLB Pipeline, made his second career start on Saturday and struggled in a 7-5 loss to the Tigers in his Target Field debut. Stewart couldn't get out of a jam in the third inning, and allowed three runs on three hits and four walks over 2 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- It's clear right-hander Kohl Stewart still has plenty to work on to remain a Major League starter.

Stewart, the No. 4 overall pick in the 2013 Draft and the Twins' No. 28 prospect per MLB Pipeline, made his second career start on Saturday and struggled in a 7-5 loss to the Tigers in his Target Field debut. Stewart couldn't get out of a jam in the third inning, and allowed three runs on three hits and four walks over 2 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

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"You just can't fall behind guys like that, can't walk guys," said Stewart, who is expected to get another start. "I've got to give my team a better chance to win. It was not acceptable. I just wasn't getting ahead, wasn't executing pitches. I was one pitch away there in the third, and tried to do too much and got myself in trouble."

Video: DET@MIN: Molitor on Stewart's tough outing in loss

It was Stewart's second consecutive outing against Detroit, as he allowed three runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings to take the loss in his debut. This time, it was his command that was off, as he couldn't locate his fastball, especially during the three-run third.

Stewart issued a single and consecutive walks to load the bases with one out before hitting Mikie Mahtook with a 1-2 fastball to force in a run. Ronny Rodriguez then jumped on a first-pitch fastball for a two-run double that knocked Stewart from the game.

"It's a learning experience. I just talked to him about, it's not so much executing [or] what you're throwing, it's, 'What are you feeling?'" Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "You've got to really be able to seize the moment in terms of controlling your emotions, and do what you do. And it just seemed like it got a little fast."

Right-hander Tyler Duffey, making his fourth relief appearance since his recall from Triple-A Rochester, came in and got out of the inning, but he allowed the decisive blow in the fifth, surrendering a go-ahead three-run homer to Mahtook.

"[Duffey] got the first guy, and that was big," Molitor said. "Obviously, he was not trying to throw a breaking ball where he threw it. Had him set up for it, just didn't get it where he needed to."

It spoiled homers from Joe Mauer, Tyler Austin, Miguel Sano and Mitch Garver. Mauer, who clubbed a pinch-hit, game-winning three-run home run on Friday, hit his first career leadoff shot in the first, while Austin also went deep for a second consecutive game with a solo homer in the second. Sano went deep in the third, his fourth homer since returning from a six-week stint in the Minors.

Video: DET@MIN: Garver launches a 2-run long ball to left

Mauer finished 3-for-5 and fell a triple shy of the cycle. Austin finished 3-for-4, but the offense couldn't get much going after the third until Garver hit a two-run homer in the eighth off reliever Joe Jimenez. Mauer nearly tied it with a deep drive to center in a 12-pitch at-bat later in the inning, but Victor Reyes made the catch at the warning track for the second out.

"[Mauer] really had just a tremendous night," Molitor said. "Even the last at-bat, where he put together a really good fight and drove one out to the track."

Video: DET@MIN: Jimenez retires Mauer in 12-pitch at-bat

Morris honored at Target Field for HOF career

SOUND SMART
Mauer homered in consecutive games for the first time since homering in three straight in Seattle from May 27-29, 2006. He also homered in back-to-back at-bats for the first time since July 24, 2009, when he homered in consecutive plate appearances against the Angels' John Lackey. Saturday marked his 142nd career homer.

Video: DET@MIN: Mauer drills a leadoff homer to left-center

HE SAID IT
"My four-seam command was there, but my sinker command was not. It's one of those things as the game goes on, you kind of figure out what you've got that day. You can move from there. That pitch to Mahtook, that can't happen. That's a miss by 3 feet with my best pitch. We'll get back after it; we'll get back on it in the bullpen and get the stuff done we need to get done. It's just frustrating, you know? I had Mahtook 0-2 there, and could have gotten out of that inning -- as bad as it was -- if I execute that one pitch. You know what I mean? That's the kind of [stuff] that keeps you up at night." -- Stewart

FIELD OPTIONED
After going 0-for-2 to fall to 1-for-16 in eight games with the Twins, outfielder Johnny Field was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after the game. Fellow outfielder Robbie Grossman, who is on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring and on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester, appears likely to be activated.

UP NEXT
Right-hander Jake Odorizzi (5-7, 4.44 ERA) will take the mound for the Twins in the series finale against the Tigers on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. CT. Odorizzi is coming off a solid outing, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts against the Pirates. Jacob Turner will get the start for Detroit.

Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and Facebook.

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Morris honored at Target Field for HOF career

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Jack Morris is beloved by Twins and Tigers fans alike for his postseason heroics and penchant for delivering in the biggest of moments.

On Saturday, with both teams at Target Field, the Twins honored Morris with Jack Morris Hall of Fame night. Minnesota celebrated Morris's career with a special pregame ceremony and played his Hall of Fame speech before turning the mic over to Morris for another speech.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Jack Morris is beloved by Twins and Tigers fans alike for his postseason heroics and penchant for delivering in the biggest of moments.

On Saturday, with both teams at Target Field, the Twins honored Morris with Jack Morris Hall of Fame night. Minnesota celebrated Morris's career with a special pregame ceremony and played his Hall of Fame speech before turning the mic over to Morris for another speech.

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Video: DET@MIN: Morris recognized by Twins for making HOF

"I talked to Jack the other day," said Twins manager Paul Molitor, who played with Morris on the Blue Jays in 1993. "It's been a whirlwind, in a good way. I think he's kinda done with it being about him for a while. But this is a good thing, the Twins honoring him tonight. It's been something to watch: his journey, his career, having to wait this long, and now to share this tonight with Twins fans and the organization."

With 330 kids from the Minneapolis-St. Paul area gathered on the edge of the infield, the Twins played a video honoring Morris, Molitor and Dave Winfield, who all grew up in St. Paul and now hold a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Morris, who was named World Series MVP during the Twins' 1991 championship season when he outdueled John Smoltz in a historic Game 7 performance, was inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 29. His No. 47 jersey was retired by the Tigers last week in Detroit.

Video: MIN@DET: Tigers retire Morris' uniform No. 47

"I've had so many great, great memories of baseball," Morris said during his pregame speech, "but I'll never forget being able to come home and put on a Twins uniform."

Morris went 18-12 with a 3.43 ERA in his lone season with the Twins and posted a 2-0 record and 1.17 ERA in three World Series starts against Atlanta. The four-time World Series champ pitched 18 seasons between Detroit, Minnesota, Toronto and Cleveland, going 254-186 with a 3.90 ERA and 2,478 strikeouts in 3,824 innings. Morris also threw 175 complete games.

Video: DET@MIN: Winfield on Morris' career and the HOF

Morris and Molitor played high school ball in the St. Paul area, and went head-to-head while growing up.

"I'm not one who has the greatest detail on those things," Molitor said. "We go back a long way. You knew you were facing Jack Morris in high school or Legion ball. He had a name in the city. He took that little hiatus to Brigham Young and became a big leaguer. He was one of the best pitchers of his generation."

Jarrid Denney is a reporter for MLB.com based in Minneapolis.

Longest home runs for every MLB team

Statcast measures farthest blast since 2015 for all 30 clubs
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Ever since Babe Ruth launched Major League Baseball into the live-ball era with his awe-inspiring home runs, wowed fans have been asking: "How far did that ball go?"

Teams had their own methods for estimating home run distance for nearly a century. But now, the launch of Statcast™ has given us a whole new tool to answer the question, thanks to the tracking technology at every MLB ballpark.

Ever since Babe Ruth launched Major League Baseball into the live-ball era with his awe-inspiring home runs, wowed fans have been asking: "How far did that ball go?"

Teams had their own methods for estimating home run distance for nearly a century. But now, the launch of Statcast™ has given us a whole new tool to answer the question, thanks to the tracking technology at every MLB ballpark.

Here is a look at the longest homers hit by each of the 30 MLB clubs since Statcast™ began tracking home run distances at the start of the 2015 season.

American League East

Blue Jays: Josh Donaldson, April 23, 2015, vs. BAL; Sept. 17, 2017, at MIN
Distance: 481 feet (Watch them: HR No. 1; HR No. 2)
Both of these big flies were demolished. The first, with a 112.5-mph exit velocity, Donaldson launched into the second deck at the Rogers Centre. He hit the second even harder, at 113.5 mph, reaching the upper tank at Minnesota's Target Field. Full Blue Jays leaderboard

Orioles: Jonathan Schoop, Aug. 26, 2015, at KC
Distance: 484 feet (Watch it)
The Orioles have had their share of big sluggers in recent years, but it's Schoop who holds this title. One of baseball's best sluggers at second base, he jumped on this Johnny Cueto pitch that tailed in off the inside corner and kept it just fair down the left-field line at Kauffman Stadium. Full Orioles leaderboard

Rays: J.P. Arencibia, Sept. 7, 2015, at DET; C.J. Cron, Aug. 18, 2018, at BOS
Distance: 464 feet (Watch them: Arencibia's; Cron's)
Arencibia played only 24 games for Tampa Bay -- all in 2015, his final MLB season -- but he had no shortage of power. The opposing pitcher for this home run, the Tigers' Randy Wolf, was also in his final season. Nonetheless, they combined for an entry in the Rays' Statcast™ record book.

Arencibia got company when Cron showed off some light-tower power at Fenway Park in the dog days of August 2018. Cron crushed a 112.9 mph, 33-degree, 464-foot moonshot off David Price way over the Green Monster and over Lansdowne Street. Full Rays leaderboard

Red Sox: Hanley Ramirez, April 29, 2017, vs. CHC
Distance: 469 feet (Watch it)
Before this, Ramirez was tied with David Ortiz for the longest Red Sox homer, at 468 feet. But here, facing former Boston hurler John Lackey at Fenway Park, he took that honor all for himself. Ramirez drilled a center-cut two-seamer way over the Green Monster for a monstrous solo shot. Full Red Sox leaderboard

Yankees: Aaron Judge, June 11, 2017, vs. BAL
Distance: 495 feet (Watch it)
Judge became a sensation in 2017 because of feats like this one. The AL Rookie of the Year cleared the left-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium with a 118.6 mph, 495-foot homer. It was the longest homer of 2017 and tied Judge for the second-longest big fly in Statcast™ history. Full Yankees leaderboard

AL Central

Indians: Mike Napoli, Sept. 9, 2016 vs. MIN
Distance: 463 feet (Watch it)
The Party at Napoli's reached the highest deck at Target Field on this September night, as this blast helped the first baseman reach a career-high 93 RBIs on the season. Napoli had also hit a 464-foot ball in foul territory the night before at Progressive Field.

"That's good for bragging rights," Napoli's teammate, Rajai Davis, told MLB.com. "That's an awesome, great feeling. I don't think I've ever hit the ball that far in batting practice. He's doing it in games. That's awesome. We can all admire that." Full Indians leaderboard

Royals: Brandon Moss, July 1, 2017, vs. MIN
Distance: 477 feet (Watch it)
Moss left his mark during his lone season in Kansas City, golfing this pitch to help spur a four-run comeback for the home side against the rival Twins. Moss would retire the following spring, but his power clearly remained in his bat until the end. Full Royals leaderboard

Tigers: J.D. Martinez, July 21, 2015, vs. SEA
Distance: 467 feet (Watch it)
Not to be outdone by Nelson Cruz's 455-foot shot in the top half of the third inning, Martinez one-upped Seattle's slugger in the bottom half with this impressive blast to straightaway center at cavernous Comerica Park. The dinger impressed just about everyone in the ballpark, except perhaps the slugger who hit it.

"It all means the same to me," Martinez told MLB.com about his big fly. "I don't care. People get caught up on [distance]. To me, I really pay no mind. I just hit it, and I just hope it gets out." Full Tigers leaderboard

Twins: Kennys Vargas, June 20, 2017, vs. CWS
Distance: 483 feet (Watch it)
There really wasn't any doubt about this homer as soon as Vargas' bat met this pitch from White Sox starter Derek Holland with a scorching 114.1-mph exit velocity. Vargas' shot climbed high above the bullpen in left-center at Target Field for one of four 450-plus foot homers the first baseman hit in less than 800 at-bats in a Twins uniform. Full Twins leaderboard

Video: CWS@MIN: Vargas crushes a 483-foot home run

White Sox: Avisail Garcia, April 3, 2018, vs. TOR
Distance: 481 feet (Watch it)
Garcia was coming off a terrific 2017 campaign in which he finished second in the AL batting race with a .330 average, but he showed he could be much more than a slap hitter with this prodigious blast at Rogers Centre. Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ's slider caught too much of the plate, and Garcia punished it with a blistering 116.7-mph exit velocity.

"It was a pretty impressive blast, just from standing in the dugout and watching it," White Sox manager Rick Renteria told MLB.com. "Anybody who is a fan of baseball must have been impressed by that shot." Full White Sox leaderboard

AL West

Angels: Mike Trout, July 8, 2015, vs. COL
Distance: 477 feet (Watch it)
Trout's second homer of the night travelled deep to straightaway center field, landing halfway up the bleachers at Coors Field. Better yet, Trout's solo blast tied the ballgame and led to an eventual 3-2 win for the Angels. Full Angels leaderboard

Astros: George Springer, May 31, 2017, vs. MIN
Distance: 473 feet (Watch it)
Springer's blast capped a two-homer day against the Twins, part of a massive series for the eventual World Series champions in which they set a franchise record for runs scored in a three-game series.

"That's all I've got," Springer said of the homer. "That's about all I can hit it." Full Astros leaderboard

Athletics: Matt Olson, Sept. 15, 2017, vs. PHI
Distance: 483 feet (Watch it)
Olson's sky-high blast at Citizens Bank Park came at the peak of an incredibly powerful rookie season in which he crushed 24 homers in just 189 at-bats for Oakland. Phillies starter Mark Leiter Jr. knew he was in trouble as soon as Olson connected; all there was left to do was wait and see where the slugger's blast would eventually land. Full A's leaderboard

Mariners: Nelson Cruz, Sept. 24, 2016, vs. MIN
Distance: 493 feet (Watch it)
Few players in the game can crush a baseball like Cruz, and the Boomstick found the third deck at Target Field with this neck-craning blast. Cruz's shot remains among the longest homer hit outside the thin air of Coors Field, and it came one night after he had launched a different 454-foot homer for Seattle. Full Mariners leaderboard

Video: SEA@MIN: Cruz crushes 493-ft homer

Rangers: Nomar Mazara, May 25, 2016, vs. LAA
Distance: 491 feet (Watch it)
The rookie Mazara raised his profile substantially with this towering drive to the upper deck at Globe Life Park, turning on and punishing an offspeed pitch from Angels starter Hector Santiago.

"That was loud," said Rangers catcher Bobby Wilson of Mazara's dinger. "You need earplugs for that one." Full Rangers leaderboard

National League East

Braves: Freddie Freeman, June 13, 2015, vs. NYM
Distance: 464 feet (Watch it)
Atlanta's most consistent slugger got a hold of this first-inning fastball from Mets ace Jacob deGrom, pulling it high and deep onto the right-center-field bridge at Citi Field. Full Braves leaderboard

Marlins: Giancarlo Stanton, Aug. 6, 2016, vs. COL
Distance: 504 feet (Watch it)
This is it -- the longest home run since Statcast™ started tracking in 2015, and the only one projected at more than 500 feet. The 504-foot distance may have been aided by the thin air at Coors Field, but Stanton has shown plenty of times that he doesn't need any help to clear the fence. Full Marlins leaderboard

Video: Must C Crushed: Stanton connects on 504-foot home run

Mets: Yoenis Cespedes, April 24, 2018 vs. STL
Distance: 463 feet (Watch it)
Cespedes was off to a tough start to the 2018 season, batting .195 with an MLB-most 37 strikeouts entering this Tuesday night matchup in St. Louis. But with a pair of runners on in the fifth, New York's big slugger proved his power was still very much intact. Cespedes tied up the Cardinals with this moonshot that landed next to the "Big Mac Land" seating section in left field, surpassing Justin Ruggiano's 461-foot homer from Aug. 23, 2016, which also came at Busch Stadium. Full Mets leaderboard

Nationals: Michael A. Taylor, Aug. 20, 2015, vs. COL
Distance: 493 feet (Watch it)
Rockies starter Yohan Flande was cruising against the Nationals until Taylor gave his club a humongous game-tying lift on this blast to left-center. Taylor's dinger may have received an assist from the friendly Coors Field environment, but his 110.1-mph exit velocity was no joke. Taylor's ideal 26-degree launch angle also helped this ball go a long way. Full Nationals leaderboard

Phillies: Maikel Franco, July 10, 2016, vs. COL
Distance: 471 feet (Watch it)
Rockies reliever Jason Motte attempted to go up and in on Franco with a fastball, but the Phillies third baseman was ready for the challenge. Franco turned quickly on the pitch, pulling it into the high altitude at Coors Field for a long line-drive homer. Full Phillies leaderboard

NL Central

Brewers: Domingo Santana, July 26, 2017, vs. WSH
Distance: 476 feet (Watch it)
Nationals Park has housed plenty of its own sluggers, from Bryce Harper to Anthony Rendon to Ryan Zimmerman. But it was the visiting Santana who etched his name atop the ballpark's list of longest home runs on this summer evening. Santana turned on an inside fastball from Gio Gonzalez and crushed it over the visitors' bullpen, high into the left-field concourse. Full Brewers leaderboard

Cardinals: Marcell Ozuna, April 3, 2018, vs. MIL
Distance: 479 feet (Watch it)
Ozuna's first Cardinals home run also established him atop his new team's home run distance leaderboard. Facing Brewers starter Chase Anderson, Ozuna connected with a 117.2-mph exit velocity and sent Anderson's offering deep to left-center -- also setting a new Statcast™ mark for the longest homer at Miller Park. Full Cardinals leaderboard

Cubs: Kris Bryant, Sept. 6, 2015, vs. ARI
Distance: 495 feet (Watch it)
Wrigley Field can become a launching pad when the wind blows out toward the bleachers, but even as a rookie, Bryant proved he didn't need much help launching prolific blasts. This one bounced off the new scoreboard in left field -- fittingly right next to Bryant's own picture -- to further build Bryant's prestige with the North Siders. Full Cubs leaderboard

Video: ARI@CHC: Statcast™ on Bryant's blast off scoreboard

Pirates: Pedro Alvarez, Oct. 4, 2015, vs. CIN
Distance: 479 feet (Watch it)
Pittsburgh's hulking slugger decided the right-field seats at PNC Park weren't enough on the final day of the 2015 regular season, instead clearing the bleachers completely and depositing this ball into the Allegheny River. Alvarez simply demolished the pitch, connecting with a 115.4-mph exit velocity and uppercutting with an ideal 29-degree launch angle. Full Pirates leaderboard

Reds: Eugenio Suarez, June 2, 2016, vs. COL
Distance: 465 feet (Watch it)
Listed at just 5-foot-11 and 213 pounds, Suarez struck a blow for undersized infielders with this massive shot to left-center at Coors Field. This was actually Suarez's second homer of the game, capping an impressive evening for the third baseman. Full Reds leaderboard

NL West

D-backs: Jake Lamb, April 29, 2017, vs. COL
Distance: 481 feet (Watch it)
In the days before the humidor, balls flew out of Chase Field. What's surprising about Lamb's blast isn't where it was hit, but the opposing pitcher he victimized. The Rockies' Tyler Anderson is a left-hander, and southpaws overall had been extremely effective against Lamb. But in this at-bat, the platoon disadvantage didn't bother Lamb at all. Full D-backs leaderboard

Dodgers: Joc Pederson, June 2, 2015, at COL
Distance: 477 feet (Watch it)
Considering the Rockies are in their division, it's no surprise that the Dodgers hit their longest homer at Coors Field: a majestic blast by Pederson way up into the center-field bleachers. It came in a series in which Pederson crushed four home runs -- one in each game. Full Dodgers leaderboard

Giants: Brandon Belt, May 22, 2015, at COL
Distance: 475 feet (Watch it)
Another NL West club, another entry from the friendly environment of Coors Field. Belt jumped on a hanging changeup and launched it far into the third deck in right field. This type of blast has been a rarity for the Giants, who hit the second-fewest homers of 420-plus feet (74) from 2015-17, ahead of only the Braves. Full Giants leaderboard

Padres: Franchy Cordero, April 20, 2018 at ARI
Distance: 489 feet (Watch it)
Franchy absolutely crushed this one. The D-backs' Matt Koch grooved Cordero a fastball, and Cordero hammered it 116.3 mph all the way up the scoreboard in dead center at Chase Field, instantly establishing a new longest home run of the 2018 season and a Padres Statcast™ record. He obliterated the team's previous best of 465 feet, which had been set by Melvin Upton Jr. in June of 2016. Cordero's blast is also the longest hit at Chase Field since Statcast™'s introduction in 2015, and the 10th-longest hit by anyone in baseball since 2015. Full Padres leaderboard

Video: SD@ARI: Cordero crushes 489-ft. HR at 116.3 mph

Rockies: Mark Reynolds, July 21, 2016, vs. ATL
Distance: 484 feet (Watch it)
Yes, the Rockies' longest home run came at home. Reynolds, the powerful veteran, got ahead in the count 2-0 against a rookie left-hander, Hunter Cervenka, who fired a fastball over the middle of the plate. Reynolds demolished it at 108.8 mph, sending a drive most of the way up the bleachers beyond the left-center-field wall. Full Rockies leaderboard

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