By Earl Heath , Contributing Sports Writer

The Los Angeles Dodgers ended a two game losing streak  with a 7-2 victory Tuesday night in their series opener against the Minnesota Twins. 

After an opening day win in Colorado the Men in Blue dropped two straight, until they got in the win column  

 Justin Turner had an RBI single, and Will Smith doubled in two runs to give Los Angeles a 5-1 cushion. Turner later scored on an error by Arraez, and Gavin Lux added a run-scoring single. They scored six runs in the 8thinning. 

There was an  88-minute rain delay that stopped  play in the bottom of the eighth with the Dodgers ahead 7-1. There were some 15 MPH winds to deal with during the game. Play resumed at 11:31 p.m. with only a few dozen fans in the stands. 

“I can only say so much because I was in the dugout with a heated vest on, but it was brutal. Cold, wet, wind swirling,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “Just to get out of it knowing you have a game in less than 12 hours, to come away with a win I think was a huge boost for us.” 

With the Dodgers only in town for a two-game series, both teams seemed determined to get Tuesday’s game in, even if it meant finishing up after midnight. 

“To be honest, it made sense to actually just finish the game if we could finish the game,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “I don’t think anyone was super pumped about being here at this time of the morning but I think when we can finish a ballgame, we finish it.” 

Left-hander Andrew Heaney made his Dodgers debut. he signed with the team  during the offseason. 

The 30-year-old Heaney cruised through four innings, allowing two doubles — both to Carlos Correa. But he ran into trouble in the fifth. Max Kepler led off with a double and Heaney hit Miguel Sanó with a pitch. Kepler scored on Turner’s error at shortstop, ending Heaney’s night. 

Daniel Hudson got the win while Emillo Pegan took the loss. 

“It’s a good feeling to get off to a good start,” Heaney said. “I pitched well, and hopefully keep it rolling.”