ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After ending their homestand on a losing note, the Tampa Bay Rays head out on a six-game road trip that will include Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguezs final game.Miguel Sano homered twice and drove in four runs as the Minnesota Twins took two of three in a series between the teams with the ALs worst records by beating the Rays 6-3 on Sunday.I think that one got away from us a little bit, Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said.After three game against Toronto, the Rays head to Yankee Stadium for A-Rods finale Friday night.Tampa Bay outfielder Steven Souza Jr. said A-Rod was one his favorite players growing up.I know it hasnt been the season that David Ortiz is having this year with his send-off, Souza said. But the way he played the game, PED or not, he was extremely talented and so hopefully we can send him off with a thank you for a great career.Chris Archer is lined up for Fridays start.Sano put the Twins up 3-1 on a three-run shot off Matt Andriese in the third and added a solo drive during the ninth against Ryan Garton. The blasts were estimated at 425 and 419 feet, respectively.Sano also became the first player to hit a ball off the roof at Tropicana Field, which opened in 1998, when his pop fly hit 210 feet above the playing surface in the first before being caught by third baseman Evan Longoria.I looked up and the ball kind of disappeared, Andriese said. I wasnt too sure exactly where it went but Longo kept his eye on it so thats cool.Nick Franklin and Longoria homered for the Rays. Longoria has seven homers in seven games against Minnesota this season.Im a fan, Twins manager Paul Molitor said of Longoria. Its fun to watch him play the game. Hes certainly done a lot of damage against us.Andriese (6-3) allowed three runs and six hits in 4 2/3 innings.Kyle Gibson (4-6) gave up two runs, six hits and walked four over five innings to get his first win over Tampa Bay after four losses. Brandon Kintzler, the Twins fourth reliever, pitched the ninth for his ninth save.Brian Dozier extended his career-high hitting streak to 16 games with a single in the seventh and later scored to make it 4-2 on Max Keplers sacrifice fly.Kepler had two hits and also made a diving catch in right field during the seventh to take a hit away from Logan Forsythe.TRAINERS ROOMRays: RHP Alex Cobb (Tommy John surgery) is scheduled to pitch four innings for Triple-A Durham Wednesday. . 1B Logan Morrison (strained right forearm) and OF Oswaldo Arcia (strained right elbow) will work out Monday with Class A Charlotte.UP NEXTRays: RHP Jake Odorizzi (6-5) will take a stretch of three consecutive scoreless stars (20 2/3 innings) into his outing Monday night against Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (8-12). Travis dArnaud Jersey . On Saturday night, the normally free throw-challenged centre did just that. 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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- With a big, white patch over his right eye and instructions from his doctor not to yell too loudly for fear of further damaging the surgically repaired retina, Mike Zimmer returned to the sideline for the Minnesota Vikings to lead them to a much-needed victory over Jacksonville.Whether Zimmers decision to come back after missing the previous game against Dallas was in the best interest of his long-term health or not, the grizzled coach sent an unmistakable message to the players he asks to play through pain for him.Im not missing any more games the rest of my life, Zimmer vowed after a 25-16 victory over the Jaguars stunted a freefall of six losses in the previous seven games.The Vikings (7-6) entered December figuring they needed to win the final four games of the season to keep their playoff hopes alive, a startling position after being the last undefeated team in the league during a 5-0 start.Theyve suffered a litany of injuries this season, including to their head coach, who has had four eye surgeries to address a problem that has bothered him for months.After emergency surgery caused him to miss a loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 1, doctors cleared Zimmer to fly with the team to Jacksonville.He initially was not sure if he would coach from the sideline or a box above the field to protect him, but he ended up on the field with his players, which is where he wanted to be all along.The sight of their leader gutting through a serious eye issue to stay in the fight emboldened the Vikings.Hes a warrior, cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said on Monday. If youre injured, if youve got some little aches and pains, you just look at coach Zim like, `Wow, this guys got one eye and hes out here coaching.That lets you know how committed he is to this team and the dedication he has for this game. Its just unbelievable to have a coach like that.The Vikings host Indianapolis on Sunday and finish the season with a game at surging Green Bay on Christmas Eve and home against Chicago.ddddddddddddFor Zimmer, its about holding himself to the same standard he holds his players. He asks them to push their bodies to the absolute limit, to recover quickly from injuries and he has made his displeasure known when some players have been slow to heal.That much was evident on Monday when the Vikings placed defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd on injured reserve with a knee injury that has kept him out all season.Floyd has been bothered by injuries for the past three years and when Zimmer was asked to assess the former first-round draft pick on Monday, he bit his tongue.I dont want to assess him to the media, Zimmer said. Ill assess him to (Vikings GM Rick Spielman) when we sit down and talk.Zimmer said that he has talked about the importance of toughness since the day I first walked in the building here.He has posted signs around the teams headquarters underscoring that theme and challenged his players to live up to it.If youre going to preach it, you need to walk the walk, too, Zimmer said on Monday.That kind of attitude plays well in the testosterone-filled NFL locker room, and the players rallied around him even as he admitted to being much harder on them in practice during their recent slide.How much jeopardy is he putting himself in by continuing to work?Only Zimmer really knows. He has said he is following his doctors orders and understands how serious his situation is. But he has also made it clear to his players that it wont stop him from being by their side the rest of the way.Coach Zims going to give it all hes got, running back Jerick McKinnon said. Everybody knows that. 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