Lindor later took a bow to acknowledge the crowd.
Hiram Bithorn, which has hosted about four dozen Major League Baseball regular-season games over the past two decades, was hit hard by the storm and almost $2 million in repairs were needed.
In speaking with ESPN's Marly Rivera after Tuesday's game, Lindor said of the reception he received: "It was special, something I'll never forget".
So in the fifth, he made it happen.
No. 9 hitter Bradley Zimmer hit a two-out double, and Lindor worked the count full. As horns blared, inflatable thundersticks clanged and fans screamed, he turned on an offering from Odorizzi and lofted a long fly to right.
This absolutely was the 2nd home run of this season for Lindor, who has not yet been playing to his typical standards therefore much in 2013, and it gave him a new spot within the exclusive team of players who've hit a home run into their indigenous property while playing with beyond their 50 USA nations and Canada. Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley added solo homers to start the sixth and chase Odorizzi, who had allowed just one homer through his first 21 innings with the Twins.
Lindor waved both arms at the crowd after crossing the plate, then came out for a curtain call as delirious fans shouted his name.
Twins CF Byron Buxton, who was slated to start and bat eighth, was scratched about three hours before game time with a migraine. He also heard his first name chanted throughout the night and joined Lindor in waving oversized Puerto Rican flags after former New York Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams played soulful guitar versions of both the Puerto Rican and US national anthems. "Like old times", he said.
As to be expected, the list is dominated by Puerto Ricans, with each of the territory's previous instances coming during the 43 games played by the Montreal Expos at Hiram Bithorn during the 2003 and 2004 seasons.
Twins manager Paul Molitor isn't exactly thrilled that his club has two "home" games in San Juan, especially against an AL Central rival.
"Most importantly, we got the win", Lindor said.