The Minnesota Twins got rolling early and made their 8-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles look easy at Target Field Tuesday night.
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Sano was batting cleanup for the first time in his career. In his first at bat went deep against Baltimore starter Kevin Gausman (1-1).
Sano had a big night, going 2-for-3 at the plate with the home run and three RBIs. He now has a hit in all six Major League games he's played. But he wasn't alone. The Twins totaled 11 hits. Joe Mauer was 2-for-4 with three runs scored, while Kurt Suzuki was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
The Twins struck for four more in the fourth inning to take commanding 8-0 lead.
That was more than enough run support for Kyle Gibson (7-6). He didn't have his best night, but it was good enough – holding the Orioles to two runs in six innings of work, while striking out seven.
Baltimore's only runs came on a two-run homer by former Twins shortstop J.J. Hardy. In the eighth Adam Jones doubled off the top of the center field fence to drive in another run.
Tommy Milone (4-1) is on the mound for the Twins Wednesday afternoon as Minnesota looks for the series sweep against Ubaldo Jimenez.