No ordinary weekend
It took the Twins just over 24 hours to complete their first three-game series sweep of the season. Here are 10 facts from the weekend:
1. The first-place Twins are a season-best five games over .500.
2. After the Twins and Orioles combined for 17 homers on Saturday — a major league record for a doubleheader — Camden Yards had its first homerless game on Sunday since July 14, 2018. That was with gopher-baller Dylan Bundy starting for Baltimore.
3. Eleven of those home runs on Saturday came from the Twins, including a team record-tying eight in Game 2.
4. On Saturday, the Twins became the first team in baseball history with four players with multi-homer games.
5. Eddie Rosario’s three-homer day on Saturday gave him nine for the season, the most by a Twins player after 18 games.
6. First-year Twins Nelson Cruz, Jonathan Schoop and C.J. Cron were a combined 14-for-33 in the series with five home runs.
7. Byron Buxton had four doubles in the three games, giving him 12 for the season (he has 17 hits total), the most in baseball.
8. The starting pitcher earned the victory in every game.
9. Kyle Gibson on Sunday ended a streak of 18 consecutive April starts without a victory.
10. Taylor Rogers saved two of the wins, giving him three for the season. He had two career saves entering the season.