Brant Alyea tied the team single-game record with seven RBI in his first game as a Twin in 1970. He went on to drive in 19 runs in Jim Perry’s first four starts of the season. He matched the single-game RBI record again on September 7 of that year, beginning a team record nine-game RBI streak.
The Twins single-game RBI record is eight, originally set by Glenn Adams in 1977, and tied by Randy Bush in 1989. The previous record was seven, set by Bob Allison in 1961, and matched by Harmon Killebrew, Brant Alyea (twice), and Bobby Darwin.
Alyea’s career had gotten off to an Eddie Rosario-esque start, homering on his first major league pitch in 1965. His Twins career, too, got off to a hot start, collecting a team record 7 RBI to back Jim Perry on Opening Day. He went on to drive in a remarkable 19 runs in Perry’s first four starts of the season.