The Astros’ previous longest homer was 469 feet by Carlos Correa on Sept. 12, 2015. For Springer, it was his second multihomer game of the season and the fourth by an Astros player this season. It’s the fifth time in Springer’s career he’s had two homers in a game.
HOU@MIN: Springer lines a solo shot to left field
George Springer mashes the first pitch of the 5th inning over the fence in left field, extending the Astros’ lead to 5-2
Springer’s team-leading 13th homer of the season ignited a six-run seventh for the Astros, who swept the Twins for their seventh consecutive victory and 22nd overall in May. Correa, Marwin Gonzalez, Evan Gattis and Alex Bregman also homered for Houston.
Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.