LA Angels 10, Minnesota 6

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 3, 2011 9:05 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 75°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Chris Guccione,
Attendance - 39102

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6 9 1
LA Angels 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 10 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 58-80 29-39 29-41 L1
LA Angels 75-64 39-29 36-35 W1

Recap


Rookie Mark Trumbo hit his first career grand slam and Vernon Wells snapped a tie with a solo shot in the fifth inning as the Los Angeles Angels went on to post a 10-6 home triumph over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.

Wells added an RBI single and Peter Bourjos also went deep for the Angels, who climbed within 3 1/2 games of first-place Texas in the American League West.

Trumbo continued his campaign for AL Rookie of the Year honors by giving Los Angeles a 4-0 lead in the first inning with his 25th homer of the season. After Trevor Plouffe's three-run double in the fourth tied the game at 6-6, Wells belted a two-out shot off Phil Dumatrait (1-3) in the fifth to put the Angels ahead for good.

Jered Weaver (16-7) extended his home winning streak to six despite allowing six runs over five innings. The 28-year-old, who struck out eight, has surrendered 13 runs in 11 frames over his last two starts.

Twins starter Brian Duensing yielded five runs while recording just four outs before leaving with a strained right oblique.

Plouffe finished with four RBIs and Danny Valencia homered for Minnesota, which has lost 12 of 16.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   LA Angels
Brian Duensing Player Jered Weaver
No Decision W/L Win
1.1 IP 5.0
0 Strikeouts 8
3 Hits 8
33.75 ERA 10.80
Hitting
Minnesota   LA Angels
Tsuyoshi Nishioka Player Mike Trout
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
1.000 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 9 1 13 .243 13 9 6 3 0 1
LA Angels 14 3 25 .389 19 6 10 7 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Angels have a W/L % of .480 after a win and .609 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Twins have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .367 after a loss.
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