The 22-year-old was ranked the ninth-best minor league prospect by MLB.com and the thirteenth-best prospect by Baseball America when the season began.
The home run came in the bottom of the first inning, with Trevor Plouffe on second. Sano launched the homer to leftcenter off of Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman, giving the Twins a 3–0 lead.
Sano entered Tuesday's game hitting .412 (7-for-17) with two RBIs through his first five MLB games. He had 15 home runs and 48 RBIs in 66 games at Double A Chattanooga when Minnesota called him up.
You can watch Sano's first career home run below.
- Molly Geary