The Twins lost 5-1 in the afternoon but won 2-0 last night in their day/night doubleheader against the Rockies at Target Field. Ervin Santana was tagged for 6 hits, 4 walks and 5 earned runs over 7 innings to take the loss for the Twins and drop to 6-2.
Kennys Vargas smacked a two-run home run in the fourth inning off of White Sox starter Mike Pelfrey to give the Twins a 3-2 lead. Twins outfielder Byron Buxton had a three hit game, while Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco each had a pair of hits in the win.
The anticipated pitcher's duel between Ervin Santana and Chris Sale never truly materialized, with Santana giving up three runs in the top of the first inning and Sale allowing the Twins to tie the game with four runs in the fifth.
The Twins won at Kansas City 7-5 Sunday after winning the only other game played in the series on Friday night. Miguel Sano was solid at the plate going 3-5 with a 3-run homerun and 5 RBIs, Kennys Vargas was 2-5, Jorge Polanco went 2-5 with 1 RBI and Brian Dozier was 2-5 with a run scored.