Rosario hits 2 HRs as Twins beat Orioles 6-5 in DH opener

BALTIMORE (AP) Eddie Rosario is making long-ball history for the Minnesota Twins.

Rosario homered twice for a second consecutive game, Byron Buxton hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the sixth inning and the Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader.

Rosario delivered solo shots off Dan Straily in the second and fifth innings, a suitable encore to his two-homer afternoon against Toronto on Thursday. He is the first player in Twins history to hit eight home runs in the team's first 17 games, and only the third to hit multiple homers in successive games, joining Kirby Puckett (1987) and Don Mincher (1963).

After rain washed out Friday night's series opener, Rosario hit two homers and a double in his first three at-bats in the makeup game.

''I don't think Eddie lets anything get to him, whether he's going really good or the opposite,'' Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. ''I think he believes in himself so much that he's always ready. He goes up there even after having good swing after good swing and never takes himself out of an at-bat.''

Rosario's eighth career multihomer game gave him 18 RBIs. All eight of his home runs have come in his last 11 games.

The left fielder also made a leaping catch at the wall to take away an extra-base hit from Chris Davis.

Willians Astudillo went deep for the Twins, who have won seven straight over Baltimore.

Dwight Smith Jr., Renato Nunez and Pedro Severino homered for the Orioles.

Playing the makeup of a game postponed by rain on Friday night, Minnesota took a 6-3 lead with a three-run sixth against Jimmy Yacabonis (1-1). A hit batter and double by Jason Castro preceded a double to right by Buxton, the No. 9 hitter, and Nelson Cruz capped the uprising with an RBI single off Miguel Castro.

''His command wasn't there like it has been,'' manager Brandon Hyde said. ''Yac's been pretty good for us; today just wasn't his day.''

Down 6-5 in the eighth, Baltimore got runners on second and third with two outs before Taylor Rogers struck out Smith.

Rogers struck out the side in the ninth for his second save.

Jose Berrios (3-1) gave up all three Baltimore home runs but made it through six innings, allowing four runs, eight hits and three walks.

Straily needed 98 pitches to get through five innings. He gave up three homers, two doubles and a single.

SCHOOP RETURNS

2B Jonathan Schoop faced his former team for the first time since being traded to Milwaukee last summer. Schoop was signed by Baltimore in 2008 and played six seasons with the Orioles. Looking across the field from the visiting dugout, Schoop said, ''I see some guys I played with, and I see some guys who were in the minor leagues like Cedric (Mullins), guys that were coming up. It's a new team, but there are a few old teammates in there. It's weird, but it's a good weird.'' He went 1 for 3 with a double.

EXTRA MAN

The Twins added RHP Fernando Romero as the 26th man in Game 2, and Baltimore went with RHP Branden Kline, who has never pitched in the majors. ''I know it's a big deal for him and family,'' Hyde said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: RHP Matt Magill (right shoulder tendinitis) showed no ill effects after pitching one inning for Triple-A Rochester on April 16. ''All the reports that we've had were positive,'' Baldelli said.

Orioles: RHP Nate Karns (right forearm strain) was slated to pitch an inning for Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday. The plan is for him to pitch another inning in a few days, two innings the next time ''and then we'll see where he is after that,'' Hyde said.

UP NEXT

Twins: LHP Martin Perez (1-0, 5.02 ERA) started the nightcap, his fifth appearance and second start with Minnesota after signing as a free agent in January.

Orioles: RHP Alex Cobb (lumbar strain) was activated from the injured list to pitch in the second game.

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MIN11-7
020013000690
BAL8-14
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  • W: J. Berrios (3-1)L: D. Straily (1-2)S: T. Rogers (2)
  • HR: MIN - E. Rosario 2 (9), W. Astudillo (2), BAL - R. Nunez (5), P. Severino (2), D. Smith (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Polanco SS50000015.369.432.6621.094-0.5
M. Gonzalez 3B50000021.184.259.265.525-1.0
N. Cruz DH50110000.268.412.415.8262.0
E. Rosario LF52322011.288.338.7121.05013.5
W. Astudillo 1B41211001.308.333.538.8727.0
J. Cave RF40000021.238.360.286.646-1.0
J. Schoop 2B31100000.241.317.407.7244.0
J. Castro C21100210.200.360.250.6104.5
B. Buxton CF31120122.275.339.490.8295.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar SS40000023.256.326.407.7332.0
    T. Mancini RF51210002.341.394.6591.0526.0
    D. Smith LF41221123.288.333.513.8468.0
    R. Nunez DH51211022.280.325.440.7656.0
    R. Ruiz 3B30200102.246.356.377.7333.0
    a- J. Sucre PH10000010.208.255.250.505-0.5
    H. Alberto 2B40000114.261.292.283.5740.5
    C. Davis 1B41200012.140.232.260.4923.5
    P. Severino C41211002.250.323.500.8237.0
    C. Mullins CF30100002.102.194.169.3643.0
    b- J. Rickard PH-CF10000012.208.288.377.665-0.5
    • a-struck out for Ruiz in the 9th
    • b-struck out for Mullins in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Rosario (4), J. Schoop (3), J. Castro, B. Buxton (9)
    • HR - E. Rosario 2 (8), W. Astudillo (2)
    • RBI - N. Cruz (9), E. Rosario 2 (18), W. Astudillo (5), B. Buxton 2 (8)
    • 2-Out RBI - N. Cruz (4), E. Rosario
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco 4 (4), E. Rosario, W. Astudillo, J. Cave
    BATTING
    • 2B - T. Mancini 2 (9), C. Davis (3)
    • HR - D. Smith (4), R. Nunez (3), P. Severino (2)
    • RBI - T. Mancini (13), D. Smith 2 (13), R. Nunez (13), P. Severino (5)
    • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini, D. Smith 2 (2), R. Nunez, H. Alberto 3 (3), C. Davis, C. Mullins 2 (2)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Villar (4), C. Mullins
    • Picked Off - D. Smith
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - E. Rosario (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Berrios (W, 3-1)6.08443532.970.9312.5
    T. Hildenberger (H, 3)1.02000000.001.201.0
    T. Rogers (S, 2)2.03110501.691.4111.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Berrios (W, 3-1)6.0
    T. Hildenberger (H, 3)1.0
    T. Rogers (S, 2)2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Straily (L, 1-2)5.06333438.591.840.0
    J. Yacabonis0.22330004.851.54-5.0
    M. Castro1.11000008.181.732.0
    T. Scott2.00000501.591.768.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Straily (L, 1-2)5.0
    J. Yacabonis0.2
    M. Castro1.1
    T. Scott2.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - J. Berrios (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Berrios 104-63, T. Hildenberger 20-13, T. Rogers 27-21
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Berrios 4-7
    • Batters Faced - J. Berrios 28, T. Hildenberger 5, T. Rogers 9
    PITCHING
    • WP - D. Straily
    • HBP - J. Yacabonis
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 98-62, J. Yacabonis 19-10, M. Castro 15-9, T. Scott 21-17
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 3-8, M. Castro 2-2, T. Scott 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Straily 24, J. Yacabonis 5, M. Castro 5, T. Scott 6
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    MIN11-7
    020013000690
    BAL8-14
    0030010105130
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Polanco SS50000015.369.432.6621.094-0.5
    M. Gonzalez 3B50000021.184.259.265.525-1.0
    N. Cruz DH50110000.268.412.415.8262.0
    E. Rosario LF52322011.288.338.7121.05013.5
    W. Astudillo 1B41211001.308.333.538.8727.0
    J. Cave RF40000021.238.360.286.646-1.0
    J. Schoop 2B31100000.241.317.407.7244.0
    J. Castro C21100210.200.360.250.6104.5
    B. Buxton CF31120122.275.339.490.8295.0
    Total3669633911-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Villar SS40000023.256.326.407.7332.0
      T. Mancini RF51210002.341.394.6591.0526.0
      D. Smith LF41221123.288.333.513.8468.0
      R. Nunez DH51211022.280.325.440.7656.0
      R. Ruiz 3B30200102.246.356.377.7333.0
      a- J. Sucre PH10000010.208.255.250.505-0.5
      H. Alberto 2B40000114.261.292.283.5740.5
      C. Davis 1B41200012.140.232.260.4923.5
      P. Severino C41211002.250.323.500.8237.0
      C. Mullins CF30100002.102.194.169.3643.0
      b- J. Rickard PH-CF10000012.208.288.377.665-0.5
      Total385135331024-----
      HITTERSAB
      J. Villar SS4
      T. Mancini RF5
      D. Smith LF4
      R. Nunez DH5
      R. Ruiz 3B3
      a- J. Sucre PH1
      H. Alberto 2B4
      C. Davis 1B4
      P. Severino C4
      C. Mullins CF3
      b- J. Rickard PH-CF1
      Total38
      • a-struck out for Ruiz in the 9th
      • b-struck out for Mullins in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Rosario (4), J. Schoop (3), J. Castro, B. Buxton (9)
      • HR - E. Rosario 2 (8), W. Astudillo (2)
      • RBI - N. Cruz (9), E. Rosario 2 (18), W. Astudillo (5), B. Buxton 2 (8)
      • 2-Out RBI - N. Cruz (4), E. Rosario
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco 4 (4), E. Rosario, W. Astudillo, J. Cave
      BATTING
      • 2B - T. Mancini 2 (9), C. Davis (3)
      • HR - D. Smith (4), R. Nunez (3), P. Severino (2)
      • RBI - T. Mancini (13), D. Smith 2 (13), R. Nunez (13), P. Severino (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - T. Mancini (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Mancini, D. Smith 2 (2), R. Nunez, H. Alberto 3 (3), C. Davis, C. Mullins 2 (2)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Villar (4), C. Mullins
      • Picked Off - D. Smith
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - E. Rosario (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Berrios (W, 3-1)6.08443532.970.9312.5
      T. Hildenberger (H, 3)1.02000000.001.201.0
      T. Rogers (S, 2)2.03110501.691.4111.5
      Total9.013553103---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Berrios (W, 3-1)6.0
      T. Hildenberger (H, 3)1.0
      T. Rogers (S, 2)2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Straily (L, 1-2)5.06333438.591.840.0
      J. Yacabonis0.22330004.851.54-5.0
      M. Castro1.11000008.181.732.0
      T. Scott2.00000501.591.768.5
      Total9.0966393---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Straily (L, 1-2)5.0
      J. Yacabonis0.2
      M. Castro1.1
      T. Scott2.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - J. Berrios (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Berrios 104-63, T. Hildenberger 20-13, T. Rogers 27-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Berrios 4-7
      • Batters Faced - J. Berrios 28, T. Hildenberger 5, T. Rogers 9
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Straily
      • HBP - J. Yacabonis
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Straily 98-62, J. Yacabonis 19-10, M. Castro 15-9, T. Scott 21-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Straily 3-8, M. Castro 2-2, T. Scott 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Straily 24, J. Yacabonis 5, M. Castro 5, T. Scott 6
      • 8TH INNING
        Mancini doubled to deep right, Davis scored, Severino to third65
      • 6TH INNING
        Severino homered to left center64
        Cruz singled to right, Buxton scored63
        Buxton doubled to right center, Schoop and Castro scored53
      • 5TH INNING
        Rosario homered to right33
      • 3RD INNING
        Nunez homered to center23
        Smith homered to left center, Mancini scored22
      • 2ND INNING
        Astudillo homered to left20
        Rosario homered to right center10
      • 9TH INNING
        • T. Scott Pitching:
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Gonzalez struck out looking
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Rogers Pitching:
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • Jesus Sucre hit for Rio Ruiz
        • J. Sucre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Sucre struck out swinging
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Alberto struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Tanner Scott relieved Miguel Castro
        • J. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Castro struck out on foul tip
        • B. Buxton: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Taylor Rogers relieved Trevor Hildenberger
        • C. Davis: Ball, Davis singled to right center
        • P. Severino: Severino singled to deep left, Davis to third
        • Joey Rickard hit for Cedric Mullins
        • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rickard struck out swinging
        • J. Villar: Villar fouled out to first
        • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Mancini doubled to deep right, Davis scored, Severino to third
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (1 Run, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • W. Astudillo: Foul, Foul, Foul, Astudillo grounded out to third
        • J. Cave: Cave grounded out to second
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Schoop fouled out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Jose Berrios
        • T. Mancini: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Mancini flied out to deep right
        • D. Smith: Ball, Foul, Smith singled to left
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Nunez singled to left, Smith to second
        • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ruiz flied out to center, Smith to third
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt to first, Alberto lined out to left
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Jimmy Yacabonis relieved Dan Straily
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Schoop hit by pitch
        • J. Castro: Ball, Ball, Castro doubled to deep center, Schoop to third
        • B. Buxton: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Buxton doubled to right center, Schoop and Castro scored
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Polanco lined out to center
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez flied out to left
        • Miguel Castro relieved Jimmy Yacabonis
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz singled to right, Buxton scored
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Davis flied out to deep left
        • P. Severino: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Severino homered to left center
        • C. Mullins: Foul, Mullins grounded out to third
        • J. Villar: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Villar popped out to third
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Straily Pitching:
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez fouled out to third
        • N. Cruz: Foul, Cruz flied out to right
        • E. Rosario: Rosario homered to right
        • W. Astudillo: Astudillo singled to right
        • J. Cave: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cave struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • D. Smith: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith walked
        • R. Nunez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Nunez struck out swinging
        • R. Ruiz: Smith picked off at first, pitcher to first, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ruiz singled to deep right
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Alberto grounded out to third
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Straily Pitching:
        • J. Cave: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop flied out to deep right
        • J. Castro: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
        • B. Buxton: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Buxton walked, Castro to second
        • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Polanco lined out to center
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Severino grounded out to third
        • C. Mullins: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mullins singled to right
        • J. Villar: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • T. Mancini: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Mullins stole second, Mancini popped out to first
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Straily Pitching:
        • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to third
        • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Cruz lined out to right
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Rosario doubled to deep right center
        • W. Astudillo: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rosario to third on wild pitch, Foul, Astudillo grounded out to pitcher
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Villar struck out on foul tip
        • T. Mancini: Mancini doubled to deep left
        • D. Smith: Ball, Smith homered to left center, Mancini scored
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Nunez homered to center
        • R. Ruiz: Ruiz singled to right
        • H. Alberto: Alberto lined out to left
        • C. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis doubled to deep left, Ruiz out at home
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 5 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Straily Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Rosario homered to right center
        • W. Astudillo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Astudillo homered to left
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Foul, Cave grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Schoop: Strike looking, Foul, Schoop doubled to shallow right
        • J. Castro: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Castro walked
        • B. Buxton: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Polanco flied out to center
        • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ruiz walked
        • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Alberto walked, Ruiz to second
        • C. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Severino grounded out to third, Ruiz to third, Alberto to second
        • C. Mullins: Mullins popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Straily Pitching:
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Polanco flied out to left
        • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
        • N. Cruz: Cruz flied out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Berrios Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Villar hit by pitch
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Pickoff attempt, Mancini popped out to second
        • D. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Villar stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Nunez flied out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)