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