On June 4 2002 — 2002 – The Minnesota Twins score 10 runs in the 7th inning to close out the scoring in a 23 – 2 win over the Cleveland Indians, the most runs in franchise history. Minnesota also gets a franchise-record 25 hits (they hit 24 five times as the Washington Senators) and tie the American League record as four players have four or more hits. They are the fifth team to do it. On the flip side, the Indians tie their team record for the biggest loss, tying the mark set in a 21 – 0 loss to the Detroit Tigers on September 15, 1901. Cleveland also becomes the first team since the 1969 San Diego Padres to lose two games in the same season by 19 or more runs.

 


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Baseball Reference June 4

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