GAME RECAP

IMPACT PLAYER

Anthony Rendon, Washington

The NL MVP candidate got the Nationals started off right with a first-inning homer off Kyle Gibson and drove in three runs in all.

BY THE NUMBERS

3 Games the Twins have had shaved off their AL Central lead over the past five days.

4 Runs scored off Kohl Stewart in the sixth inning; it was Stewart’s first appearance with the Twins since getting recalled Sept. 1.

8-12 The Twins’ interleague record; they only won one interleague series, at Miami.

La VELLE E. NEAL III