Kennys Vargas, Twins
The designated hitter provided a bloop and a blast, driving in two runs with a broken-bat single and three more with a home run.
BY THE NUMBERS
4 Starts this season in which Hector Santiago has pitched at least six innings.
18 Games this season in which the Twins have drawn at least four walks.
38 Pitches thrown in the first inning by Athletics righthander Kendall Graveman.
Kyle Gibson, 1-1 with a 4.09 ERA in two career starts against Oakland, will start for the Twins as a weekday afternoon game concludes the series.
La VELLE E. NEAL III