LA Angels 4, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 4, 2011 3:35 PM
Location - Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Winters, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Chris Guccione, Third Base - Mike Muchlinski,
Attendance - 36638

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 58-81 29-39 29-42 L2
LA Angels 76-64 40-29 36-35 W2

Recap

Joel Pineiro pitched seven superb innings and Bobby Abreu homered as the Los Angeles Angels kept pace in the American League West with a 4-1 victory over the visiting Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

Torii Hunter had two hits and an RBI for the Angels, who remained 3 1/2 games behind the first-place Texas Rangers.

Pineiro (6-6) came up with a stellar effort, allowing one run and five hits en route to his first win since July 9. The veteran righthander ended his four-game losing streak against Minnesota and improved to 3-8 lifetime versus the Twins.

Rookie Jordan Walden worked a scoreless ninth for his 28th save in 37 chances.

Abreu gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead against Kevin Slowey (0-4) in the first inning with his seventh blast of the season.

Howie Kendrick doubled the advantage with an RBI grounder in the third before Hunter and Vernon Wells sealed the win with back-to-back, run-scoring singles in the eighth.

Joe Mauer returned from a two-game absence due to an upper respiratory infection and hit a solo homer for Minnesota, which has lost 13 of 17.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   LA Angels
Kevin Slowey Player Joel Pineiro
Loss W/L Win
7.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 1
7 Hits 5
2.57 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Minnesota   LA Angels
Jason KubelPlayer Erick Aybar
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 5 1 8 .167 11 4 1 2 0 0
LA Angels 9 1 12 .281 15 4 4 2 1 2

Upcoming Games

  • LA Angels will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Angels have a W/L % of .487 after a win and .609 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Twins have a W/L % of .492 after a win and .362 after a loss.
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