A flyout by Brian Dozier should have ended the inning. Instead Stewart pitched to Zach Granite with two outs and allowed an RBI double, scoring Castro. Joe Mauer followed with a two-run single and the Dodgers trailed 3-0 after three.In the fourth inning Stewart got two quick outs before he walked Castro. Santana then hit a sharp ground ball to second base that Logan Forsythe could not field cleanly, his third error of the season. Stewart had reached his pitch limit. Ross Stripling took over in search of the third out.A passed ball — Stripling and Grandal appeared to get their signals crossed — allowed both Castro and Santana to move up. Brian Dozier then hit a double to drive in both runners, giving Minnesota a 5-0 lead.“I thought I was pretty efficient for the first two innings and change,” Stewart said. “When things didn’t go my way I kind of made some bad two-strike pitches. I’ve got to do a better job of bearing down in those moments.”Stewart started in place of the injured Clayton Kershaw, who was placed on the disabled list after straining a muscle in his back Sunday. The 25-year-old right-hander hadn’t allowed a run in 13 innings out of the Dodgers’ bullpen this season.Solo home runs by Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig against Santana chipped into the Twins’ lead in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively. Santana was knocked out in the seventh inning, when Chase Utley’s two-run double off the wall brought the Dodgers within 5-4.Santana was charged with four runs in 6 2/3 innings in his first appearance at Dodger Stadium since 2007.The Dodgers were trailing 5-4 in the eighth inning when Turner drew a leadoff walk against left-hander Taylor Rogers. With one out, Kiké Hernandez delivered a pinch-hit single against Twins closer Brandon Kintzler, sending Turner to third base.Forsythe flew out to Granite, the center fielder, for the second out. When Hernandez ran most of the way toward second base, Granite not-so-cleverly tried to double him up at first. The only problem: nobody was covering the base. Turner scored easily from third as the ball bounced into the Twins’ dugout, tying the score.The Dodgers had only 11 position players active for the game. All of them reached base except for first baseman Cody Bellinger, who went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts.Austin Barnes, the last man on the bench, led off the ninth inning with a single against Kintzler. He went to second base on an infield single by Chris Taylor. Both runners moved up on a groundout before Turner poked a single through the left side of the infield with two outs, scoring Barnes to end the game.Was Turner surprised he didn’t receive an intentional walk with first base open and the struggling Bellinger on deck?“I don’t think anyone on the planet wants to pitch to Cody in a big spot right now,” Turner said.The Dodgers will enjoy an off day Thursday before hosting the San Francisco Giants for three games beginning Friday. The trade deadline is 1 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday.If the Dodgers’ front office needs a reason to stand pat at the deadline, Dodger Stadium hosted 50,941 announced witnesses who can testify to the team’s good mojo.“It’s not exact recipes,” said Turner, who collected three hits and played every inning of the series while taking medication for bronchitis. “It’s a different way every night. Whether we’re down to our last strike or whatever, it’s a lot of guys believing. If we still have outs, we’re still in the game and you’re seeing the results.” LOS ANGELES >> The days and weeks leading to baseball’s trade deadline can be a time of fear and loathing. For players, fear that trades will be made to meet the challenge of winning a World Series. For a front office, loathing the process of deciding how to enhance the roster.At 71-31, the Dodgers own a better record through 102 games than all but two teams since the 1969 expansion season. They won a game in their final at-bat Wednesday for the eighth time this season, 6-5 over the Minnesota Twins, on an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning by Justin Turner. If there is any fear and loathing in Chavez Ravine, it is absent during the nine innings the Dodgers play baseball. Players and coaches pay the obligatory lip service, saying they don’t need any trades to be baseball’s best team. More significantly, though, this is how the Dodgers play.“It’s special,” pitcher Brock Stewart said. “You can’t really put it into words. It’s like we know we’re going to win every game. That’s what it comes down to. It’s a special time and everybody knows it.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Consider the reasons for their confidence.The Dodgers have swept 13 series, the most in the major leagues. They are 40 games over .500, including a 36-6 record since June 7. No National League West team is within 12½ games of first place. The Dodgers can play .500 baseball the remainder of the season and still win 101 games, something they haven’t done since 1974.“I think it’s one of those things where, this is who we are,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “People talk about riding a wave and when will it stop? I think the process is in place, and the process is to play 27 outs until the end.”Stewart pitched 3 2/3 innings Wednesday and did not allow an earned run, but left with a 5-0 deficit by virtue of two early errors.With one out in the third inning, Twins catcher Jason Castro lined a single into right field. Pitcher Ervin Santana was the next batter and squared up to bunt. He dropped a dribbler in front of home plate. Rather than try for the easy out at first base, catcher Yasmani Grandal threw wide of his target at second base. Initially ruled a fielder’s choice, the play was later scored an error.