Royce Lewis Shines as Twins Dominate Guardians in Stunning Victory

In a remarkable display of power-hitting, Royce Lewis, the Minnesota Twins' rookie third baseman, shone brightly, hitting a grand slam and achieving a career-high six RBIs on Monday night

by Faruk Imamovic
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Royce Lewis Shines as Twins Dominate Guardians in Stunning Victory
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In a remarkable display of power-hitting, Royce Lewis, the Minnesota Twins' rookie third baseman, shone brightly, hitting a grand slam and achieving a career-high six RBIs on Monday night. Not to be outdone, Jorge Polanco and Carlos Correa contributed with solo home runs off Lucas Giolito during his inaugural performance for Cleveland.

Ultimately, the American League Central front-runners, the Minnesota Twins, secured a dominating 20-6 victory over the Guardians.

Setting New Records

Lewis hasn’t just been showing glimpses of brilliance; he’s been setting records.

He has now tied the franchise record with his third grand slam this season – even more impressive is that all three were achieved in the last eight games. In just 56 major league games, Lewis has hit four grand slams.

This milestone achievement sets him ahead of Rudy York's record, who took 132 games to reach his fourth slam back in 1938. Even more astounding? Three out of Lewis’ four grand slams have been against Cleveland. Reflecting on his remarkable achievement and the team's overall performance, Lewis remarked, "This team is amazing, and the situation just seems to find me because guys keep getting on base in front of me.

Scoring 20 runs is definitely fun, especially when you can beat your divisional rival in a pivotal series."

A Memorable Night for the Twins

While Lewis took much of the spotlight, other members of the Twins also played their part in the resounding win.

Kyle Farmer delighted with a three-run homer, while Joey Gallo and Matt Wallner each scored two-run shots off Cleveland's David Fry. The game seemed all but decided with Minnesota leading 18-1 by the middle of the seventh inning.

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was full of praise for the team's performance, stating, "That's one of the best offensive games I've ever seen in pro baseball. We had a lot of memorable games for a lot of people." However, it wasn't a night to remember for everyone.

Lucas Giolito, who had recently moved from the Los Angeles Angels, tied his career-worst, conceding nine runs in just three innings. Reflecting on his performance, a dejected Giolito commented, "It's just kind of like a nightmare situation. Just really poor execution, and when I was making mistakes, they weren't missing at all."

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