Carlos Santana, MLB
Carlos Santana now has 300+ HR, 1,000+ RBI and 1,000+ H in his MLB career Julio Aguilar/Via Star Tribune/Tribune News Service

SEATTLE - The veteran Carlos Santana ignited the Minnesota Twins offense during the weekend. The 38-year-old had his best series with the Twins so far registering five hits, seven RBI, one double and two homers as Minnesota outscored the Angels by 19 runs during their weekend series.

Santana contributed with four runs himself and two homers. It was Santana's 19th home run against the Angels in his professional career, the fifth-most he's had against a single opponent since he entered the league in 2010. The only teams he has punished more often in his professional career are his current team, the Twins (31), the Kansas City Royals (31), Detroit (27) and the Chicago White Sox (25).

Santana's second homer of the series

Playing for this seventh team in the Majors, he has now connected 304 homers in his career, making him one of only 15 players to reach 300+ HR since 2010.

Over the weekend, Santana also added a pretty special milestone to his career. On April 26, Santana's first homer of the series also meant his 1,000th run in Major League Baseball. The Dominican is now the 352nd different player in MLB history to score in 1,000 runs and he is one of only nine active players to reach that number.

Santana's 1,000th run in Major League Baseball

"He's on a roll right now," Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said of Santana. "He's asserting himself. He's been waiting to do that. He has looked really good at the plate. The timing, seeing the ball -- it's all coming together right now. And he's hitting the ball hard."

The Dominican has been able to improve after a flat start to the season. Over the last week, only Nick Senzel and Anthony Rizzo (4) have more round trippers than Santana (3) and only Andrew Benintendi (10) has more RBI than Santana (9) since April 22.

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