Pineiro, Angels Top Twins In Series Finale

The Angels are 6-3 against the Twins in 2011.

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Angels Vs. Twins: Joel Pineiro Pitches Seven Strong In 4-1 Win

Joel Pineiro pitched seven strong innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Pineiro picked up his first win since July 9, allowing one run in his seven innings. The win allowed the Angels to keep pace with the Texas Rangers, remaining three and a half games behind in the American League West.

Bobby Abreu got the scoring started with a home run to right field off Kevin Slowey in the first inning. It was the seventh home run on the season by Abreu, who also walked and scored twice on the day.Torii Hunter had two singles, including a run-scoring base hit in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Joe Mauer went deep off Pineiro in the fourth inning for the Twins. Kevin Slowey pitched seven strong innings of his own, allowing just two runs with four strikeouts and no walks. However, Slowey was hung with his fourth loss in four starts this season.

Jordan Walden pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts, picking up his 28th save of the season.

The Angels welcome the Seattle Mariners to town for three games beginning Monday night. Dan Haren starts the opener for the Halos, against Anthony Vasquez for Seattle.

For more news and information on the Angels, be sure to read Halos Heaven.

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Angels Vs. Twins: Trevor Bell Up, Sunday Starting Lineups

Before the Los Angeles Angels' series finale with the Minnesota Twins Sunday in Anaheim, the Halos have recalled starting pitcher Trevor Bell from Triple A Salt Lake. Joked Sam Miller of the Orange County Register:

Trevor Bell is in the clubhouse. Trevor Bell has been recalled or Trevor Bell is about to be in big trouble.

In 16 relief appearances for the Angels this season, Bell is 1-1 with a 3.38 ERA, with 10 walks and 16 strikeouts in 29 1/3 innings. The 24-year old made 10 starts and one relief appearance in Triple A this season, going 2-5 with a 6.27 ERA in the Pacific Coast League.

Here are the starting lineups for Sunday's series finale:

Twins (58-80)

Revere CF
Plouffe 2B
Mauer DH
Cuddyer RF
Kubel LF
Valencia 3B
Hughes 1B
Nishioka SS
Butera C

Angels (75-64)

Aybar SS
Kendrick 2B
Abreu DH
Hunter RF
Trumbo 1B
Wells LF
Callaspo 3B
Trout CF
Conger C

Peter Bourjos started 37 consecutive games in center field for the Angels before Sunday's off day. Mike Trout gets the call in center field in the series finale.

Sunday's 12:35 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, be sure to read Halos Heaven.

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Joel Pineiro, Angels Go For Series Win Against Twins

The Angels are 5-3 against the Twins in 2011.

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