Minnesota Twins: 5 questions for the Twins heading into September

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 28: Jake Cave #60, Jorge Polanco #11, and Jonathan Schoop #16 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate the 8-2 victory against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 28: Jake Cave #60, Jorge Polanco #11, and Jonathan Schoop #16 of the Minnesota Twins celebrate the 8-2 victory against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 28: Jonathan Schoop #16 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates in the dugout with teammates after his home run in the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – AUGUST 28: Jonathan Schoop #16 of the Minnesota Twins celebrates in the dugout with teammates after his home run in the eighth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on August 28, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

When will the Twins break the single-season home run record?

The first question starts off the field as fans want to know when the Twins will break the MLB record for home runs in a single season. It’s important to note that I said when they will break it because Minnesota stands to blow by the New York Yankees record of 267 set last season.

While the Twins aren’t aided by superstars such as Aaron Judge or Giancarlo Stanton, Minnesota has done it with a balanced attack that’s setting records in its own right. On Aug. 28, Jonathan Schoop hit his 20th home run of the season, making it seven players with 20 or more home runs this season to tie an MLB record.

Much like the team home run record, this record should fall in the near future as Jorge Polanco currently sits with 19 home runs and the Twins could have a shot at nine players if Marwin Gonzalez (15 HR entering September) can crush five more over the fence.

All of this demonstrates the sheer power in which the Twins have used to take over the American League Central and if they can keep hitting bombs, they’ll have a great chance in keeping up with some of the American League playoff contenders.

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