Santana Collects Complete Game, Big Hit in Twins Win
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Ervin Santana threw a four-hitter for his major league-best fifth complete game and hit a two-run single to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 5-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
The Twins won for just the second time in nine games. They went 2-6 on a trip through Los Angeles, Oakland and San Diego.
Joe Mauer had a double and single to tie Tony Oliva for third on Minnesota's career hit list with 1,917.
Santana (12-7) retired his first 10 batters and finished with nine strikeouts against only one walk. It was his 21st career complete game.