IMPACT PLAYER

Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay

With bases loaded in the third inning, the Rays star got ahead in the count 2-0, then drove a Kyle Gibson fastball to the right-field wall, scoring three.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

44 RBI by Trevor Plouffe, only one behind Brian Dozier for the Twins’ lead, after two-run homer off Alex Cobb.

2 Hits by the Twins in the final six innings, both of them infield grounders.

13 Tampa Bay victories in Target Field history, in 17 games.

 

UP NEXT

Unless he’s traded before 6 p.m., Rays ace (and chief trade bait) David Price will face Phil Hughes.

PHIL MILLER