Padres blast five home runs in rout of Twins


Author: AJ Cassavell

Published on: 2022-07-29 23:51:25

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SAN DIEGO — The Padres have spent the better part of the past month in search of power on the trade market. Finding a bat — preferably one full of homers — remains their top priority ahead of Tuesday’s Trade Deadline. At Petco Park in particular, the power outage has been stark.

But on Friday? Well, for one night at least, the Padres got what they’ve been searching for.

They entered their series opener against the Twins with five home runs at Petco Park in the entire month of July. Then, they proceeded to launch five in one night in a 10-1 rout of Minnesota that they desperately needed.

“That’s something we’ve been on the cusp of all season,” said DH Luke Voit, whose moonshot two-run homer in the first inning got the party started. “It was nice to get on a roll after that off-day and do some damage…


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