Watch: Alex Kirilloff absolutely destroyed a home run and sent it into orbit

The Twins were doing their best to set the Minnesota Sports vibes right on Friday night.
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Friday night was an unprecedented night for Minnesota Sports. The Twins moved the start time of their game against the Texas Rangers up a half hour to accomodate the cluster of fans that would be crowding Target Plaza to watch the Timbrewolves in Gmae 2 of the Western Conference Finals.

Let that soak in for a moment. All the pain and suffering the teams have endured over the years, it's truly incredible what was happening in downtown Minneapolis on Friday.

Alex Rodriguez was even there, across the way at a pub to pregame the Wolves shwodown with the Dallas Mavericks. The Twins had their own team from Texas to deal with, as the Rangers were in town to start a weekend series at Target Field.

A-Rod wasn't in the building but another Alex was doing his best to get the vibes right.

Alex Kirilloff absolutely tattoos a ball into orbit vs. Rangers

In the bottom of the fourth inning Kirilloff broke a tie by destroying a José Ureña pitch and sending it towering over the right field wall. He didn't just hit a home run, he crushed it onto the plaza in a way that feels exactly right for what everyone needs tonight.

There's a goofy way of framing this being about the general vibes of Minnesota Sports, but the main takeaway is that this is a fantastic bounce back for Kirilloff. He started the season out strong but hit a bit of a rough patch over the last stretch.

Kirilloff getting off to such a hot offensive start was much-needed given how much the Twins struggled at the plate. He was hitting .203/.270/.374 with a .644 OPS entering the game and this home run is the type of confidence booster that should help him keep trending in the right direction.

Given the struggles of Carlos Santana and Manuel Margot, his power is something that is very much welcomed. Given how badly the sports vibes need to be good around Target Field and Target Center on Friday, the home run means just a little bit more.

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