LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2

A Target Field security guard walks on field as rain delays the start of a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Colorado Rockies on Wednesday

A Target Field security guard walks on field as rain delays the start of a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Colorado Rockies on Wednesday

Santana (6-1, 1.50) will face German Marquez (1-2, 4.88) in the first time and Twins right-hander Jose Berrios (1-0, 1.17) will meet Colorado right-hander Tyler Chatwood (3-5, 5.25) in the second game.

He threw only five first-pitch balls all night, keeping the Rockies - who had just knocked Twins ace Ervin Santana around in Game 1 - off balance.

The Colorado Rockies were shut out by the Twins 2-0 in the nightcap of Thursday's doubleheader. Mark Reynolds added a two-run single as Colorado tied for second in the majors with its 13th road win of the season.

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) has his hand examined by trainer Jim Lovell after he was hit by a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Aaron Loup (62) in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, .

The Rockies and Twins complete a series between surprising division leaders with a day-night doubleheader at Target Field. He'll look to build on his strong start to the season that has left him with a 1.50 ERA and 0.82 WHIP through 54 innings (eight starts).

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"I don't know if we've had that a ton", Molitor said, referring to being booed for taking out a starting pitcher at home.

Kepler singled to center in the first to drive in Grossman, and Grossman plated Ehire Adrianza with a single in the fourth. "I kind of anticipated that it was going to happen".

Greg Holland struck out Dozier to end the game for his franchise-record 18th consecutive save to start the season, after entering with runners at first and second, to notch his second straight one-batter save. He gave up six hits and all five runs.

As for besting Santana, Marquez said: "I have a lot of pride in beating Santana, one of the best pitchers in the game right now". He was sharp, allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts.

Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th, and the Baltimore Orioles finally held on after the second one, outlasting the Detroit Tigers 13-11.

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Reynolds went 1 for 1 with two walks and drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single off Santana (6-2) to help break the open in the third inning. Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman hits a three-run home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Monday May 15, 2017.

NOTES: Colorado manager Bud Black said SS Trevor Story (left shoulder strain) would start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday.

The Rockies still did take two of three from the Twins, and will continue their 10-game road trip tomorrow in Cincinnati with Tyler Anderson on the mound against the Reds' Lisalverto Bonilla.

ROYALS 5, YANKEES 1: Danny Duffy tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer and the Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankees to avoid a three-game sweep.

The Rockies next head to Cincinnati for a weekend series beginning on Friday.

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