Rare Petco Park power display lifts Padres over Twins

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — This just doesn’t happen. Not for the San Diego Padres. Certainly not at Petco Park. A team challenged for power virtually all season hit five home runs in a rout of the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Luke Voit and Manny Machado hit two-run homers sandwiched around solo shots by Ha-Seong Kim and Eric Hosmer, and Jorge Alfaro hit a three-run homer. The home runs and Voit’s RBI double powered a 10-1 victory over the leaders of the American League Central. Byron Buxton’s 25th home run of the season was the only run off Padres starter Blake Snell in his sixth innings. The Twins had a…

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