SAN DIEGO — Ervin Santana pitched his major league-high fifth complete game this season and had two RBIs as the Minnesota Twins snapped their three-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon.
Miguel Sano added his 25th home run as Minnesota completed a 2-6 road trip by winning for only the second time in nine games.
Joe Mauer reached base three times and had two hits to tie Tony Oliva for No. 3 on the Twins’ all-time list at 1,917.
Santana (12-7) surrendered two runs, four hits and a walk in his 21st career complete game. The right-handed All-Star struck out a season-high nine in winning for the second time in his last five starts.