Minnesota 8, LA Angels 6

Date - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 45°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Chris Conroy,
Attendance - 23299

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 10 0
Minnesota 0 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 8 15 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 4-10 2-4 2-6 L2
Minnesota 6-7 4-3 2-4 W2

Recap

Twins 8, Angels 6: Joe Mauer had four hits and three RBIs for the second consecutive game to lead host Minnesota to its second straight win in the three-game series.

Brian Dozier had two hits and drove in two runs and Ryan Doumit singled, doubled and scored twice for the Twins. Minnesota starter Mike Pelfrey (2-1) worked five innings, allowing four runs and seven hits.

Mike Trout had two hits and three RBIs and Chris Iannetta, Mark Trumbo and Luis Jimenez added two hits apiece for the Angels. Los Angeles starter Jason Vargas (0-2) lasted 3 1/3 innings, giving up five runs and nine hits while failing to record a strikeout.

The Twins scored three runs in the second inning before the Angels answered with three in the third. The Angels came back to tie the score at 4 with a run in the fourth, but the Twins took the lead for good on Justin Morneau’s RBI single to right in their half of the fourth.

Minnesota padded its lead in the fifth on Dozier’s two-out, two-run single to center and Mauer’s two-out RBI single in the seventh. Morneau and Wilkin Ramirez added two hits apiece for Minnesota. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Mauer had four hits in back-to-back games for the second time in his career. The other was June 26-27, 2006 against the Los Angeles Dodgers. .. Ramirez left the game in the fifth after getting hit in the upper back on a pick-off attempt while diving back to first base. ... The Angels have retired the opposition in order three times in the last three games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Minnesota
Jason Vargas Player Mike Pelfrey
Loss W/L Win
3.1 IP 5.0
0 Strikeouts 2
9 Hits 7
13.50 ERA 7.20
Hitting
LA Angels   Minnesota
Chris Iannetta Player Joe Mauer
2 Hits 4
0 RBI 3
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 10 0 12 .270 16 7 6 2 0 0
Minnesota 15 0 16 .417 20 2 8 5 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Twins have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .375 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Angels have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .222 after a loss.