Santana shuts out A’s
Ervin Santana twirled a two-hit shutout in the Twins’ 4-0 victory over the A’s. It was the first complete-game shutout by a Twins pitcher since Andrew Albers threw one in August 2013. Every other major-league team besides the Twins has had at least two complete-game shutouts over the last three seasons. The 453-game streak without a complete-game shutout by a starting pitcher is by far the longest such streak in Twins franchise history. Minnesota’s previous longest streak was 271 games spanning from August 2005 to June 2007.