LA Angels 8, Minnesota 3

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 7, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Rob Drake, First Base - Cory Blaser, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 31382

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 13-17 9-8 4-9 W3
Minnesota 7-21 3-9 4-12 L3

Recap


Angels 8, Twins 3:
Alberto Callaspo homered and Jered Weaver followed up his no-hitter with six strong innings as the Angels won their third straight game.

Weaver (5-0), who no-hit the Twins last Wednesday, gave up one run on three hits with two walks and two strikeouts on 89 pitches. His scoreless inning streak ended at 21 when the Twins scored on Denard Span’s groundout in the fifth.

Callaspo put the Angels up 3-0 with a two-run shot in the third off Francisco Liriano (0-5), who allowed four runs on five hits over five innings.

Minnesota, which has lost 12 of its last 14 games, cut the Angels’ lead to 5-3 with two runs in the eighth inning on Joe Mauer’s RBI single and Ryan Doumit’s sacrifice fly.

The Angels answered with three runs in the top of the ninth when Callaspo singled home a run and left fielder Erik Komatsu dropped Mark Trumbo’s fly ball, allowing two runs to score.

Albert Pujols, who snapped his season-long homerless drought on Sunday, is batting .197 after going 1-for-5 with two RBIs.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Twins starting pitchers have a record of 4-17, and their four wins are the fewest in the majors. ... Weaver is the first pitcher since Derek Lowe in 2002 to throw a no-hitter and then face the same team in his next start. ... Twins shortstop Brian Dozier went 1-for-4 in his major league debut. ... Minnesota entered the game with five hits or fewer in six consecutive games. ... The Angels have won seven of their last nine games since losing five straight.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Minnesota
Jered Weaver Player Francisco Liriano
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 5
1.50 ERA 7.20
Hitting
LA Angels   Minnesota
Maicer Izturis Player Erik Komatsu
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.667 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 10 1 14 .294 13 8 6 5 0 1
Minnesota 6 0 7 .188 14 4 3 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Twins have a W/L % of .143 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Angels have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .412 after a loss.