Carlos Correa, Minnesota Twins
Carlos Correa has gone 11-for-18 in his last four games, including four RBI and five runs David Berding/Via CNN/Getty Images North America

SEATTLE - It was a perfect night for the Minnesota Twins as they hosted the Colorado Rockies on June 12. The Twins started off meaning business, scoring five runs in the opening inning that set the tone for the rest of the game.

As a team, the Twins had five different players with three or more hits against the Rockies, with veteran shortstop Carlos Correa leading the pack with his first career game with five.

His six plate appearances yielded a series of five straight singles until he finally struck out in the eight inning. The Puerto Rican became the first Minnesota player with five or more singles in a game since 2017.

It was a round day for everyone wearing a Twins uniform, as Minnesota demolished Colorado 17-9, their most runs scored in a single game since September of last year when they dismantled the Cleveland Guardians 20-6.

Correa has been on a purple patch himself. In his last four games, the two-time All Star has gone 11-for-18 for a slashing line of .611/.650/.667 plus four RBI. In the 14 games prior to his hot form, Correa connected only 12 hits in his 58 plate appearances.

But before Correa connected the final of his five hits, a 37-minute rain delay during the seventh-inning stretch interrupted the Puerto Rican's rhythm. Prior to the game against the Rockies, there had been 12 instances in Correa's career in which he had collected four hits and he wasn't trying to make that 13 without a five-hitter.

"I was telling the guys I've never had a five-hit game during the delay, and they were all rooting for me to get it," Correa said.

But a single towards right field off reliever Nick Mears once the game resumed gave Correa his first career game with five hits.

"It was a pretty cool day," Correa said after the game. "You got to be really lucky to have a five-hit game and I got really lucky."

Carlos Correa records his first career five-hit game in a win against the Rockies on June 12

© 2024 Latin Times. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.