Taylor Rogers, Twins
With two runners on and home run power up in a one-run game, the lefthander struck out Chris Davis to end the Orioles’ eighth-inning threat.
BY THE NUMBERS
6 Seasons, of the seven since he was traded to Baltimore, that ex-Twin J.J. Hardy has homered against his former team.
7 Extra-base hits by Max Kepler in his past seven games.
26 Days in first place in the AL Central by the Twins, their most in a season since 2010.
Hector Santiago faces Tampa Bay in the first game of the Twins’ six-game holiday homestand on Friday.