Minnesota 5, LA Angels 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 52°
Umpires - Home Plate - Cory Blaser, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Rob Drake,
Attendance - 30776

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Minnesota 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 13-18 9-8 4-10 L1
Minnesota 8-21 4-9 4-12 W1

Recap


Twins 5, Angels 0
: Ryan Doumit homered and Scott Diamond tossed seven scoreless innings in his season debut as the Twins recorded their first shutout win of the campaign.

The Twins posted three runs in the first inning on Josh Willingham’s RBI double and Doumit’s two-run blast off Dan Haren (1-3), who allowed five runs on eight hits over 3 2/3 innings.

Diamond (1-0) gave up four hits with one walk and six strikeouts in his first start since being called up from Triple-A Rochester on Monday.

Diamond, who replaced struggling Liam Hendriks in the rotation, retired the final 11 batters he faced in his eighth major league start.

The Twins, who had 20 total hits in their previous six games, registered 12 against the Angels and went 4-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

Minnesota added to its lead in the fourth inning on Erik Komatsu’s sacrifice fly and Brian Dozier’s run-scoring single.

The Twins snapped their three-game losing streak and won for the fourth time in their last 16 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Angels were shut out for the seventh time in 31 games this season. ... Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 to see his batting average drop to .190. ... The Twins scored first against the Angels for the first time in eight games this season. … Willingham went 2-for-3 after missing Monday’s game because of a skin condition near his mouth. … David Pauley threw four innings of scoreless relief in his Angels debut.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Minnesota
Dan Haren Player Scott Diamond
Loss W/L Win
3.2 IP 7.0
0 Strikeouts 6
8 Hits 4
12.27 ERA 0.00
Hitting
LA Angels   Minnesota
Howard Kendrick Player Jamey Carroll
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
1 TB 3
.333 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 4 0 5 .133 7 8 0 1 0 0
Minnesota 12 1 18 .364 14 3 5 4 1 0

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 .318 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Angels have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .412 after a loss.