Twins top Angels 8-2 16 Apr 13

MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Los Angeles Angels

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Kevin Correia (1-1, 2.95)

LOSING PITCHER:  Joe Blanton (0-3, 8.59)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   38 degrees, wind W at 16 mph                                        TIME OF GAME:  2:49                           ATTENDANCE:  23,535

 

HOME RUNS:     Bourjos (2, 1st inning off Correia, none on, no outs, 2-2 pitch, 413 feet to left-center)

                                 Harris (1, 3rd inning Correia, none on, no outs, 3-2 pitch, 395 feet to left)

                                 Plouffe (2, 4th inning off Blanton, none on, no outs, 0-0 pitch, 400 feet to left field)

                                 Mauer (2, 5th inning Blanton, none on, no outs, 0-1 pitch, 384 to left field)

 

NEXT GAME:<br />
LA Angels at Minnesota Twins<br />
Tuesday, April 16 – 7:10 p.m. (CT)<br />
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RHP Mike Pelfrey (1-1, 7.36)<br />
vs.<br />
LHP Jason Vargas (0-1, 4.76)<br />
PITCHING LINES:

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

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Joe Blanton (L)

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80/56

Mike Roth

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30/21

Mark Lowe

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Dane De La Rosa

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12/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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Kevin Correia (W)

7.0

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101/62

Jared Burton

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14/10

Casey Fien

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12/8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANGELS NOTES:

·    The Angels lost to the Twins for just the second time in their last seven games, dropping the series opener 8-2…despite the loss, LA has beat the Twins in 11 of their last 16 games and 12 of their last 19…2013 marks the second straight season they have started out 4-9…the Angels are just 1-4 in series openers this season.

·    Joe Blanton allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four in 4.2 innings…Blanton has allowed at least four runs in each of his three starts this season and has yet to pass the 5.0 inning mark…with the loss, Blanton is now 5-5 all-time against the Twins…Blanton has lost each of his first three starts, the second time in his career to start a season with at least three losses (2005, 0-5 in 10 starts).

·    Mike Roth allowed two runs in the eighth inning today, snapping a 9.2 scoreless inning streak for the Angels bullpen.

·    Peter Bourjos led off the game with a solo home run to left-center field in the first inning…it was his first career leadoff home run and the first for the Angels since Mike Trout hit a leadoff homer on September 28, 2012 at Texas off Ryan Dempster.

·    Brendan Harris hit his first home run of the season with a solo shot off Kevin Correia in the third inning…it was Harris’ first home run since April 8, 2010 at Los Angeles-AL as a member of the Twins, a span of 117 at-bats between home runs.

·    Mark Trumbo collected his second multi-hit game in his last three starts…has at least one hit in 11 of his 13 games played this season…has six doubles on the season, including two in his last three games…has reached base safely in each of his 13 games played in 2013.

·    Mike Trout leads all Angels with six multi-hit games, going 2-for-4 tonight…he has six hits in his last three games, including three extra-base hits (2 2B, HR).

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins snapped their five game losing streak with the 8-2 win over the Angels in the series opener…the Twins set their season-high by collecting 12 hits and scoring eight runs tonight, also done two other times with the last coming April 5 at Baltimore…the Twins have won two of the last three games against the Angels, dating back to May 8, 2012 at Target FIeld…prior to that the Twins had lost four straight games against the Angels.

·    Kevin Correia allowed two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five in 7.0 innings…has tossed at least 7.0 IP in each of his three starts this season, all of which have been quality outings…the five strikeouts tonight are a season-high and the most since striking out five in his final start of last season (October 2)…has a 2.95 ERA this season, thru three starts in each of the last four seasons he has had an ERA 3.12-or-less (3.12 ERA in 2010, 2.84 ERA in 2011, 2.00 ERA in 2012).

·    Oswaldo Arcia made his major league debut today, starting in left field and collecting his first major league hit with a single to right field in his first major league plate appearances…he is the first Twin to get a hit in his first plate appearance since Chris Parmelee singled on September 6, 2011 vs. Chicago-AL…Arcia finished the day going 1-for-3 at the plate…Arcia became one of four players since 2000 to make their major league debut before turning 22…Arcia is 21 years, 11 months and six days old today, the youngest player to make his debut for the Twins since left-handed pitcher Francisco Liriano made his debut with 1.0 inning of relief at age 21 years, 10 months and nine days on September 5, 2005 vs. Texas.

·    Trevor Plouffe hit his second home run of the season with a solo shot to left field in the fourth inning to put the Twins ahead 3-2…since the beginning of 2012, Plouffe has 26 home runs, 20 of which are solo shots.

·    Joe Mauer extended his current hit-streak to eight games, going 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI…over the streak has hit .412 (14-for-34) with two home runs and four RBI…Mauer hit his second home run of the season in the fifth inning, marking just the second time in his career to have multiple home runs in the month of April (also 2005)…with a double in the first inning tonight, Mauer tied Gary Gaetti for seventh on the all-time Twins doubles list at 252…Mauer now needs seven doubles to tie Torii Hunter for sixth on that same list…Mauer collected four hits tonight, the most since he also had four hits May 20, 2012.

·    Pedro Florimon hit a two-run double in the eighth inning and finished the day with a season-high three hits…has reached base safely in eight of nine games this season…he tied his season-high with two RBI tonight.