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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Minnesota Twins tied a major league record Tuesday night by opening with eight consecutive hits against San Francisco’s Madison Bumgarner in an eight-run first inning.
The only out the left-hander recorded came when he struck out pitcher Carl Pavano swinging. After Ben Revere followed with a two-run double, Bumgarner was replaced by Guillermo Mota.
In the first eight batters, each single was followed by a double for the Twins. Bumgarner’s ERA went from 3.21 to 4.06.
The streak tied the major league record to start a game, according to information from the Elias Sports Bureau provided to the Giants. The last team to start a game with eight straight hits was the Chicago Cubs against Pittsburgh on Sept. 8, 2009.
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