As far as Aaron Hicks was concerned, it was just a typo. The scoreboard may have read “.040” as he came to the plate in the seventh inning Sunday, the boxscores noting he was 1-for-25 in his career.

But “I’m feeling good at the plate,” Hicks insisted, “even though the results aren’t showing it.”

Now he has results to match — or one result, anyway. After Chris Parmelee’s pinch-hit sacrifice fly tied the score, the Twins’ rookie center fielder lined a first-pitch fastball into right field, delivering the go-ahead run in the Twins’ 4-3 victory over Baltimore. It was a big hit for the Twins, who have won their first two series of the season, but it was an even bigger hit for Hicks.

“To come up big in that situation was really big for us, and for him,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He was ready to hit, the guy made a pitch up, and he got enough of the barrel on it to get it to the outfield.”

It was only a soft single, but given the pressure that was mounting on Hicks, it may as well have been a grand slam. The switch-hitter went hitless (0-for-11) in the Twins’ season-opening series with Detroit until his final at-bat, a single that drove in two runs at Target Field. And he was 0-for-13 in Camden Yards until his final plate appearance finally changed his luck, too.

“It felt good. Just the fact that, not only did I get a hit, I drove in the go-ahead run, too,” Hicks said after raising his average to .077 with that one line drive. “I was just trying to get a pitch to drive. I got a pitch where I was able to squeak it through, get it over the [second baseman’s] head. As long as I got the RBI, that’s what matters.”

It matters for the Twins, too, considering that last year, their second series win didn’t come until May 16-17. They’ve opened the season against two playoff teams, and have gotten just enough offense and just enough pitching — they scored four runs despite collecting just four hits Sunday — to take two out of three each time. They also won back-to-back one-run games against the Orioles, who set a record by going 29-9 in such games a year ago.

“Our goal is to win series,” Gardenhire said, “and get our fans back excited about this baseball team.”