LA Angels 6, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Sam Holbrook, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Cory Blaser,
Attendance - 31915

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 14-18 9-8 5-10 W1
Minnesota 8-22 4-10 4-12 L1

Recap


Angels 6, Twins 2: Albert Pujols and Mike Trout drove in two runs apiece and Ervin Santana pitched into the eighth inning for his first win since last September.

After being shut out in his last five starts, the Angels scored three times in the third inning to provide Santana (1-6) with some early run support.

The Angels extended their lead in the fifth inning when Alberto Callaspo and Pujols each drove in a run, knocking Twins starter Carl Pavano (2-3) out of the game.

Santana, who was 0-9 in 10 starts dating to Sept. 6, 2011, allowed two runs on six hits before giving way to Ernesto Frieri with one out in the top of the eighth.

Josh Willingham’s solo home run in the sixth inning cut the lead to 6-2, but Frieri quashed the Twins’ comeback hopes by striking out Willingham and Ryan Doumit with two runners on in the bottom of the eighth.

Howie Kendrick and Trout had three hits apiece for the Angels, who outhit Minnesota 14-6. Los Angeles has won four of its last five games and eight of its last 11.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pujols has three multi-RBI games in the past four games. He’s batting .194 after going 2-for-5 on Wednesday. … Pavano gave up five runs – four earned – on 10 hits over four innings. … Angels manager Mike Scioscia was ejected for the first time this season for arguing balls and strikes in the bottom of the eighth. … Brian Duensing tossed three scoreless innings in relief for the Twins. … Frieri has walked the first batter he’s faced in each of his three appearances since being acquired from San Diego.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Minnesota
Ervin Santana Player Carl Pavano
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 4.0
1 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 10
2.45 ERA 9.00
Hitting
LA Angels   Minnesota
Howard Kendrick Player Drew Butera
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 14 0 18 .368 14 2 5 1 1 0
Minnesota 6 1 12 .194 17 3 2 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Twins have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .318 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Texas. The Angels have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .444 after a loss.