Valencia has hit safely in 23 of 27 games at his new home ballpark, finishing as the only Twin with two hits. Jon Rauch (3-1) picked up the victory with a flawless top of the 10th frame. The Twins have won five of six overall, keeping them four games in front of the White Sox in the American League Central race.
Ryan Perry (2-5) was tagged with the loss, giving up two hits in the 10th. Max Scherzer got a no-decision despite giving up just one run on four hits with nine strikeouts and one walk over nine frames.
On the opposite end, Twins starter Francisco Liriano scattered just five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts without allowing a run in seven strong frames.