The San Diego Padres never stood a chance against Ervin Santana on Wednesday.
Santana was superb on the mound and at the plate. With the bases loaded in the top of the 2nd inning, Santana roped a two-run single that busted the game open for the Twins.
The pitcher is now up to five RBI on the season, which ties an interleague record. Santana also roped a bases-clearing RBI double in June when the Twins played the San Francisco Giants.
In 103 career at bats, the veteran has 13 hits and eight runs driven in. The majority of those at bats came in 2014, when he played in the National League with the Atlanta Braves.
Meanwhile on the mound, the Twins' ace was brilliant. He pitched his fifth complete game of the season while allowing just two runs on four hits and punching out nine batters in the Twins 5-2 win over the Padres.
Miguel Sano smacked his 25th home run in the victory, too.