Eddie Rosario wasted no time making an impact in his first Major League game. The 23-year-old Twins rookie took the first pitch he saw over the left center field fence, sparking a four-run second inning and lifting the Twins to a 13-0 victory over the Oakland A's.
Rosario finished 1-for-4 with the home run, but it was a moment that won't soon be forgotten.
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Rosario's homer was certainly the highlight of the night, but a couple of other Twins stepped up at the plate as well. Eduardo Escobar was 3-for-4 with five RBIs, a home run and a double and Danny Santana was 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored in the win.
Even though he didn't start, Kennys Vargas also got in on the act with a three-run homer in the eighth.
Not only was the offense rolling, but Twins starter Kyle Gibson (3-2) was cruising. He tossed six scoreless innings as he scattered four hits, walked two and struck out one.
All of that was enough to hand Oakland starter Scot Kazmir (2-1) his first loss of the season.
The Twins (15-13) close their 11-game home stand Thursday afternoon with Ricky Nolasco on the mound against Oakland's Drew Pomeranz.