The Los Angeles Angels hit three home runs en route to a 10-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night in Anaheim. Mark Trumbo hit a first-inning grand slam, while Vernon Wells and Peter Bourjos hit solo home runs in the fifth and sixth innings, respectively. Coupled with the Texas Rangers' 12-7 loss in Boston, the Angels are now three and a half games out in the American League West.
Jered Weaver came into Saturday night's affair having given up just 14 runs in 12 home starts this inning. However, tonight Weaver had his worst outing in Anaheim this season, allowing six runs in five innings, though he did strikeout eight batters. However, thanks to his offense, Weaver got the victory, running his record to 16-7 on the season.
Brian Duensing allowed five runs for Minnesota while recording just four outs, taking the loss to run his record to 9-14 on the season.
Bobby Cassevah entered the game in the sixth inning with a 7-6 lead, and pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings. He retired eight of the nine batters he faced, and was a groundball machine, inducing seven ground ball outs and nothing in the air.
Five different Angels had at least two hits, with Mike Trout leading the way with three safeties, as the Halos put up a 13-hit attack. The Angels also walked seven times. Torii Hunter reached base four times, with two singles and two walks, and scored three runs.
Joel Pineiro gets the start for the Angels on Sunday, as they go for their 10th home series win in their last 11 tries.
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