Rosario, Twins go deep to sweep Orioles, 6-5 and 16-7

BALTIMORE (AP) Eddie Rosario and the Minnesota Twins bashed their way into the team record book with a power display that began in the late afternoon and extended well into the night.

With Rosario leading the way, the Twins hit 11 home runs in a doubleheader sweep of the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, squeezing out a 6-5 victory before cracking eight long balls in a 16-7 rout.

''Well, it was a nice night, probably one of the better offensive nights that I've maybe ever seen,'' manager Rocco Baldelli said. ''From top to bottom our guys had quality at-bats and barreled up some balls. It seemed like it was contagious.''

The Twins won the first game behind Rosario, who went deep twice . Minnesota's cleanup hitter added a two-run shot in the nightcap, making him the first Twins player to hit nine home runs in the team's first 18 games.

Minnesota added another line to the record book in Game 2 when former Oriole Jonathan Schoop connected off first baseman-turned-pitcher Chris Davis in the ninth. It was the Twins' eighth homer of the night, matching their single-game mark set on Aug. 29, 1963, against Washington.

Schoop, Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver hit two homers apiece in the second game, tying the Twins record for most players with multiple homers in a game, set in 2001 at Milwaukee.

In the opener, Rosario hit bases-empty drives off Dan Straily in the second and fifth innings - a suitable encore to his two-homer afternoon against Toronto on Thursday. He became the third Twins player to hit multiple homers in successive games, joining Kirby Puckett (1987) and Don Mincher (1963).

''I think sometimes when you're doing something good in the game, everything happens good that you try. I feel really comfortable at the plate,'' Rosario said. "The big names of the Minnesota Twins have done everything good for this organization. Kirby Puckett is a legend for the Twins, and I want to try to be there too.''

Rosario has 20 RBIs, and all nine of his home runs have come in his last 12 games.

After a tight first game in which Willians Astudillo hit a solo shot and Byron Buxton snapped a tie with a two-run double in the sixth inning, the Twins buried the Orioles under a barrage of home runs.

Cruz and C.J. Cron connected in the first inning off Alex Cobb (0-1). In the third, Rosario followed a double by Cruz with a shot to center and Garver hit a liner into the left-field seats off Mike Wright to make it 10-0.

Schoop added a three-run drive in the fourth. In the eighth, Garver and Cruz hit long balls to tarnish Branden Kline's major league debut.

Davis mopped up in the ninth for Baltimore with his first pitching appearance since May 2012.

Baltimore has allowed a major league-high 57 home runs in 22 games.

''I've never seen home runs given up like we do,'' manager Brandon Hyde said. ''It's something that we obviously have to improve on.''

Martin Perez (2-0) gave up four runs in six innings for the Twins, who have won eight straight over Baltimore since falling on opening day last season.

Dwight Smith Jr., Renato Nunez and Pedro Severino homered for the Orioles in the first game. Nunez connected twice in the nightcap and Hanser Alberto added a two-run drive.

Playing the makeup of a game postponed by rain on Friday night, Minnesota took a 6-3 lead in the opener with a three-run sixth against Jimmy Yacabonis (1-1).

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 complete five innings. He gave up three homers, two doubles and a single.

SCHOOP RETURNS

Before his first game against the Orioles, Schoop said, ''It's weird, but it's a good weird.'' The second baseman was signed by Baltimore in 2008 and played six seasons with the Orioles before being traded to Milwaukee last summer.

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: RHP Kyle Gibson (0-0, 7.36 ERA) makes his fourth start of the season Sunday in the series finale.

Orioles: Dylan Bundy (0-2, 7.79) has yielded 15 earned runs and seven HRs in four ineffective starts.

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BAL8-14
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  • W: M. Perez (2-0)L: A. Cobb (0-1)
  • HR: MIN - N. Cruz 2 (3), J. Schoop 2 (4), C. Cron (3), E. Rosario (9), M. Garver 2 (5), BAL - R. Nunez 2 (5), H. Alberto (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Garver C62352021.424.4571.0001.45716.0
M. Gonzalez 3B51200001.204.271.278.5493.0
N. Cruz DH54432001.326.446.6091.05518.0
E. Rosario LF42221000.300.347.7431.0909.0
W. Astudillo RF10000000.300.326.525.8510.0
C. Cron 1B52211002.245.286.453.7398.0
J. Cave RF-LF50100012.231.333.269.6030.5
J. Schoop 2B53342002.271.338.542.88117.0
E. Adrianza SS51000013.083.148.083.2310.5
B. Buxton CF51210011.286.344.518.8625.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Rickard LF-RF51100001.207.281.362.6432.0
    J. Villar 2B41100010.256.323.411.7342.5
    T. Mancini RF21100100.345.402.6551.0573.0
    P. Severino C10010001.241.313.483.7951.0
    R. Nunez DH-LF43332001.304.345.532.87715.0
    H. Alberto 3B-LF-2B41221000.280.308.360.6688.0
    J. Sucre C-1B40100001.212.255.250.5051.0
    R. Martin SS40200001.180.268.240.5082.0
    R. Ruiz 1B-3B40000012.231.338.354.692-0.5
    C. Mullins CF40000001.095.183.159.3420.0
    HITTERSAB
    J. Rickard LF-RF5
    J. Villar 2B4
    T. Mancini RF2
    P. Severino C1
    R. Nunez DH-LF4
    H. Alberto 3B-LF-2B4
    J. Sucre C-1B4
    R. Martin SS4
    R. Ruiz 1B-3B4
    C. Mullins CF4
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Garver (4), N. Cruz (4), J. Schoop (4), B. Buxton 2 (11)
      • HR - M. Garver 2 (5), N. Cruz 2 (3), E. Rosario (9), C. Cron (3), J. Schoop 2 (4)
      • RBI - M. Garver 5 (10), N. Cruz 3 (12), E. Rosario 2 (20), C. Cron (8), J. Schoop 4 (11), B. Buxton (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Garver 4 (5), C. Cron, J. Schoop 3 (3), B. Buxton (3)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Garver, M. Gonzalez, N. Cruz
      BATTING
      • 2B - J. Villar (3)
      • HR - R. Nunez 2 (5), H. Alberto
      • RBI - P. Severino (6), R. Nunez 3 (16), H. Alberto 2 (5)
      • 2-Out RBI - H. Alberto 2 (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Rickard, R. Nunez, R. Martin
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Adrianza-Schoop-Cron; Gonzalez-Adrianza-Cron)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Perez (W, 2-0)6.06441225.311.7715.0
      F. Romero2.043300113.502.00-1.0
      T. Duffey1.01000002.251.002.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Perez (W, 2-0)6.0
      F. Romero2.0
      T. Duffey1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      A. Cobb (L, 0-1)2.2109902311.881.92-17.0
      M. Wright3.15440229.452.031.0
      B. Kline2.02220029.001.002.0
      C. Davis1.02110119.002.000.5
      PITCHERSIP
      A. Cobb (L, 0-1)2.2
      M. Wright3.1
      B. Kline2.0
      C. Davis1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - F. Romero
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Perez 96-67, F. Romero 24-15, T. Duffey 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Perez 7-8, F. Romero 5-0, T. Duffey 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Perez 24, F. Romero 9, T. Duffey 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 61-43, M. Wright 49-32, B. Kline 30-18, C. Davis 22-16
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 5-1, M. Wright 2-6, B. Kline 1-5, C. Davis 1-1
      • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 18, M. Wright 15, B. Kline 8, C. Davis 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      MIN11-7
      31630002116190
      BAL8-14
      0002020307110
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Garver C62352021.424.4571.0001.45716.0
      M. Gonzalez 3B51200001.204.271.278.5493.0
      N. Cruz DH54432001.326.446.6091.05518.0
      E. Rosario LF42221000.300.347.7431.0909.0
      W. Astudillo RF10000000.300.326.525.8510.0
      C. Cron 1B52211002.245.286.453.7398.0
      J. Cave RF-LF50100012.231.333.269.6030.5
      J. Schoop 2B53342002.271.338.542.88117.0
      E. Adrianza SS51000013.083.148.083.2310.5
      B. Buxton CF51210011.286.344.518.8625.5
      Total4616191680513-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Rickard LF-RF51100001.207.281.362.6432.0
        J. Villar 2B41100010.256.323.411.7342.5
        T. Mancini RF21100100.345.402.6551.0573.0
        P. Severino C10010001.241.313.483.7951.0
        R. Nunez DH-LF43332001.304.345.532.87715.0
        H. Alberto 3B-LF-2B41221000.280.308.360.6688.0
        J. Sucre C-1B40100001.212.255.250.5051.0
        R. Martin SS40200001.180.268.240.5082.0
        R. Ruiz 1B-3B40000012.231.338.354.692-0.5
        C. Mullins CF40000001.095.183.159.3420.0
        Total3671163128-----
        HITTERSAB
        J. Rickard LF-RF5
        J. Villar 2B4
        T. Mancini RF2
        P. Severino C1
        R. Nunez DH-LF4
        H. Alberto 3B-LF-2B4
        J. Sucre C-1B4
        R. Martin SS4
        R. Ruiz 1B-3B4
        C. Mullins CF4
        Total36
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Garver (4), N. Cruz (4), J. Schoop (4), B. Buxton 2 (11)
          • HR - M. Garver 2 (5), N. Cruz 2 (3), E. Rosario (9), C. Cron (3), J. Schoop 2 (4)
          • RBI - M. Garver 5 (10), N. Cruz 3 (12), E. Rosario 2 (20), C. Cron (8), J. Schoop 4 (11), B. Buxton (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Garver 4 (5), C. Cron, J. Schoop 3 (3), B. Buxton (3)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Garver, M. Gonzalez, N. Cruz
          BATTING
          • 2B - J. Villar (3)
          • HR - R. Nunez 2 (5), H. Alberto
          • RBI - P. Severino (6), R. Nunez 3 (16), H. Alberto 2 (5)
          • 2-Out RBI - H. Alberto 2 (5)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Rickard, R. Nunez, R. Martin
          FIELDING
          • DP - 2 (Adrianza-Schoop-Cron; Gonzalez-Adrianza-Cron)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Perez (W, 2-0)6.06441225.311.7715.0
          F. Romero2.043300113.502.00-1.0
          T. Duffey1.01000002.251.002.0
          Total9.01177123---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Perez (W, 2-0)6.0
          F. Romero2.0
          T. Duffey1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          A. Cobb (L, 0-1)2.2109902311.881.92-17.0
          M. Wright3.15440229.452.031.0
          B. Kline2.02220029.001.002.0
          C. Davis1.02110119.002.000.5
          Total9.0191616058---
          PITCHERSIP
          A. Cobb (L, 0-1)2.2
          M. Wright3.1
          B. Kline2.0
          C. Davis1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - F. Romero
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Perez 96-67, F. Romero 24-15, T. Duffey 22-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Perez 7-8, F. Romero 5-0, T. Duffey 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Perez 24, F. Romero 9, T. Duffey 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - A. Cobb 61-43, M. Wright 49-32, B. Kline 30-18, C. Davis 22-16
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A. Cobb 5-1, M. Wright 2-6, B. Kline 1-5, C. Davis 1-1
          • Batters Faced - A. Cobb 18, M. Wright 15, B. Kline 8, C. Davis 5
          • 9TH INNING
            Schoop homered to center167
          • 8TH INNING
            Nunez homered to left157
            Villar scored on wild pitch156
            Severino grounded out to second, Rickard scored, Villar to third155
            Cruz homered to center154
            Garver homered to left144
          • 6TH INNING
            Alberto homered to left center, Nunez scored134
          • 4TH INNING
            Nunez homered to left, Mancini scored132
            Schoop homered to left center, Cruz and Rosario scored130
          • 3RD INNING
            Garver homered to left center, Adrianza and Buxton scored100
            Buxton doubled to left, Cron scored, Adrianza to third70
            Rosario homered to center, Cruz scored60
          • 2ND INNING
            Garver doubled to left, Schoop scored40
          • 1ST INNING
            Cron homered to left30
            Cruz homered to left center, Gonzalez scored20
          • 9TH INNING
            • Chris Davis pitching
            • J. Cave: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Cave grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Schoop: Schoop homered to center
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Adrianza struck out swinging
            • B. Buxton: Buxton doubled to deep left
            • M. Garver: Garver lined out to center
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Tyler Duffey relieved Fernando Romero
            • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Martin singled to shallow left
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ruiz flied out to center
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Mullins reached on fielder's choice to second, Martin out at second
            • J. Rickard: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rickard flied out to deep center
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Pedro Severino catching
            • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Garver homered to left
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Gonzalez lined out to left
            • N. Cruz: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Cruz homered to center
            • W. Astudillo: Foul, Astudillo lined out to right
            • C. Cron: Ball, Cron popped out to first
            • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Romero Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Foul, Ball, Rickard reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • J. Villar: Villar doubled to right, Rickard to third
            • P. Severino: Severino grounded out to second, Rickard scored, Villar to third
            • R. Nunez: Strike swinging, Ball, Villar scored on wild pitch, Nunez homered to left
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Ball, Alberto grounded out to second
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Sucre grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Branden Kline relieved Mike Wright
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Schoop grounded out to second
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Adrianza flied out to center
            • B. Buxton: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Buxton fouled out to first
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Fernando Romero relieved Martin Perez
            • Willians Astudillo in right field
            • R. Martin: Strike looking, Martin reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Strike looking, Ruiz grounded out to shortstop, Martin out at second
            • C. Mullins: Ball, Foul, Mullins grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • M. Wright Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Rosario flied out to right
            • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Cron lined out to left
            • J. Cave: Ball, Strike swinging, Cave grounded out to first
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Mancini lined out to right
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Nunez singled to shallow left
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto homered to left center, Nunez scored
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Strike looking, Sucre lined out to second
            • End of the 6th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • M. Wright Pitching:
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Ball, Buxton flied out to center
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
            • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez singled to shallow center
            • N. Cruz: Cruz flied out to center
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • R. Ruiz: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ruiz struck out swinging
            • C. Mullins: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mullins popped out to second
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Rickard flied out to deep left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • M. Wright Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz singled to shallow right center
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario singled to deep right, Cruz to third
            • C. Cron: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Cron popped out to second
            • J. Cave: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Schoop homered to left center, Cruz and Rosario scored
            • E. Adrianza: Adrianza lined out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • J. Villar: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Villar grounded out to third
            • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Mancini walked
            • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Nunez homered to left, Mancini scored
            • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto grounded out to third
            • J. Sucre: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Sucre singled to right
            • R. Martin: Martin grounded out to third
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Cruz doubled to left center
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario homered to center, Cruz scored
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Cron singled to shallow center
            • J. Cave: Cave singled to shallow center, Cron to second
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Schoop popped out to shortstop
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Adrianza reached on fielder's choice to second, Cron to third, Cave out at second
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Foul, Buxton doubled to left, Cron scored, Adrianza to third
            • Mike Wright relieved Alex Cobb
            • M. Garver: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Garver homered to left center, Adrianza and Buxton scored
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 3rd (6 Runs, 6 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ruiz grounded out to first
            • C. Mullins: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Mullins fouled out to first
            • J. Rickard: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Rickard flied out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Ball, Schoop doubled to deep right center
            • E. Adrianza: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza grounded out to first, Schoop to third
            • B. Buxton: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
            • M. Garver: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Garver doubled to left, Schoop scored
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • H. Alberto: Ball, Alberto singled to left
            • J. Sucre: Sucre grounded out to second, Alberto out at second
            • R. Martin: Ball, Foul, Martin fouled out to first
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • A. Cobb Pitching:
            • M. Garver: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Garver struck out swinging
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez singled to shallow center
            • N. Cruz: Cruz homered to left center, Gonzalez scored
            • E. Rosario: Foul, Foul, Rosario grounded out to first
            • C. Cron: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Cron homered to left
            • J. Cave: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Cave grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Perez Pitching:
            • J. Rickard: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Rickard flied out to center
            • J. Villar: Ball, Foul, Villar grounded out to third
            • T. Mancini: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mancini singled to shallow right
            • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Nunez grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)