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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota reliever Mike Morin strike former teammate Mike Trout with a bases-loaded representation that forced in a run in a ninth inning before timid Shohei Ohtani to finish a diversion on a groundout and safety an 8-7 feat by a Twins over a Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI double and David Fletcher gathering in a run with a singular conflicting Trevor Hildenberger in a three-run ninth, before a Twins incited to Morin for a final dual outs and his initial save this season. Morin gave adult dual of a season-high 18 hits by a Angels and plunked Trout on a shoulder.
Byron Buxton and Jason Castro any strike two-run homers and Ehire Adrianza combined a two-run double for a Twins, who took a three-game set from a Angels and softened their array record this deteriorate to 8-4-2. They’ve won 10 of their final 15 games, and they’re 24-6 when scoring 4 or some-more runs. The Twins have 76 home runs in 42 games, a third-most in a vital leagues.
Twins starter Jake Odorizzi (6-2) had his scoreless strain stopped during 22 innings when Tommy La Stella took him low in a third for his team-leading 11th homer. Lucroy tacked on a two-run shot in a sixth, that Odorizzi did not finish for a initial time in 4 starts. He gave adult 9 hits and 3 runs in 5 1/3 innings, though this Twins lineup that’s unexpected built with sluggers constructed some-more than adequate support.
Angels starter Trevor Cahill (2-4) gimlet a brunt of that, permitting 6 hits and 6 runs in 4 1/3 innings. He unsuccessful to finish a fifth for a fifth time in his final 6 turns, and a vital joining personality in home runs authorised has now been taken low 14 times after a expostulate to left-center by Buxton in a fifth.
Castro homered off Luke Bard, his sixth of a deteriorate and a many fortifying strike of a afternoon for a Twins given a damage to associate catcher Mitch Garver . The Twins lead a vital leagues with 17 home runs and 40 RBIs from a throwing position.
The Angels went 3 for 17 with runners in scoring position, withdrawal 14 group on base. Blake Parker, their closer final season, struck out Ohtani with dual runners on to finish a eighth. Trevor May, who has stranded all 10 runners he’s hereditary this season, relieved Odorizzi and finished a sixth with a fly out by La Stella to leave dual on.
Ohtani and his two-way skills have some association in a clubhouse. The Angels promoted initial baseman Jared Walsh from Triple-A Salt Lake, stuffing a register mark vacated by Justin Bour’s demotion, and Walsh noted his vital joining entrance with 3 singles. Walsh, who like Ohtani is a pitcher and a hitter, was a 39th-round breeze collect in 2015. He batted .302 with 10 homers and 26 RBIs in 37 games for Salt Lake and authorised dual runs in 5 innings as a reliever.
Angels: LF Justin Upton, who has nonetheless to play this deteriorate since of a territory toe damage on his left foot, has begun throwing and overhanging in a batting cage. He has nonetheless to be privileged for using on a ground, usually on a special anti-gravity treadmill, manager Brad Ausmus.
Twins: DH Nelson Cruz was hold out for a third true diversion since of a bruise left wrist, though manager Rocco Baldelli pronounced he was accessible to play if needed. “He’s feeling a lot better,” Baldelli said.
Angels: After an off day, a Angels lapse home for a three-game array conflicting Kansas City. RHP Matt Harvey (1-3, 6.59 ERA) starts on Friday night, conflicting Royals RHP Brad Keller (2-4, 4.47 ERA).
Twins: RHP Michael Pineda (2-3, 5.85 ERA) takes his spin on Thursday night in Seattle when a Twins start a four-game array conflicting his strange group a Mariners, who send RHP Erik Swanson (1-4, 6.35 ERA) to a mound.