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Streaking Angels beat Twins 13-4 to sweep series

Aug 2, 2009 - 11:35 PM By NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press Writer

MINNEAPOLIS(AP) -- Take away Torii Hunter and Vladimir Guerrero, and the Los Angeles Angels still have one potent offense.

Kendry Morales hit two three-run homers to finish with a career-high six RBIs and the Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 13-4 on Sunday to sweep their three-game series.

Los Angeles has won 13 of 15 to improve to an AL-best 63-40 on the year, and Morales is a big reason why. He is batting .368 with nine homers and 24 RBIs in his last 17 games.

"I'm just taking care of doing my job," Morales said through an interpreter. "It's about me being able to do the job day after day."

Morales hit his 22nd homer in the fifth as the Angels opened the inning with five straight hits to chase Glen Perkins. He connected again in the eighth to give Los Angeles a 13-4 lead.

The production of Morales and Bobby Abreu, who had two hits, have kept the Angels atop the American League even with their best two hitters out with injuries.

"Thank God they're getting out of here," Twins right fielder Denard Span said. "The last two days, they were just pretty much stealing our lunch money, kicking our butts."

Jered Weaver (11-3) struck out a career-high 11 in 6 1-3 innings for the Angels, allowing four runs and four hits.

Justin Morneau hit his 28th homer and newly acquired Orlando Cabrera also went deep for Minnesota. Cabrera was obtained in a trade with Oakland on Friday.

Perkins had allowed just one run over 16 innings against the Angels in two career starts. But they didn't miss anything this weekend, finishing with 35 runs in the series.

"This was just as much of a 'wrong place at the wrong time' than the quality of our team or the quality of our pitchers or anything like that," said Perkins, who gave up nine runs, eight earned and 12 hits.

Even little-used Sean Rodriguez, batting ninth, contributed for the Angels. He homered in the second inning and finished with three RBIs in his 12th game of the season.

NOTES: Twins LHP Francisco Liriano said his bullpen session went well. He missed his last start due to soreness and swelling in his forearm, but is on track to start on Wednesday at Cleveland. ... Span reached over the foul wall in right field to make a sprinting grab in the third inning. The play impressed his friend Hunter, an eight-time Gold Glove winner, who smiled as he watched the play from the Angels' dugout. "I can't let him leave without him seeing a little something from his little protege," Span said.






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  • ** CONFIRMED **
    AL
    LA ANGELS 13
    MINNESOTA 4 FINAL

    Aug 2 5:28 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY KENDRY MORALES (23) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF JOSE MIJARES SCORED BOBBY ABREU AND ERICK
    AYBAR.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 13, MINNESOTA 4
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: H KENDRICK (.270, 1-FOR-4)

    Angels 13, Twins 4  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 2 4:48 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JUAN RIVERA SCORED CHONE FIGGINS
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B ABREU ON FIRST, E AYBAR ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 10
    MINNESOTA 4 TOP,8TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: K MORALES (.297, 2-FOR-4, HR, 3 RBI)

    Angels 10, Twins 4  Top 8, 0 OutsAug 2 4:47 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRENDAN HARRIS SCORED JASON KUBEL
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 9
    MINNESOTA 4 BOTTOM,7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: C GOMEZ (.232, 0-FOR-2)

    Angels 9, Twins 4  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 2 4:31 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JUSTIN MORNEAU (28) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF JERED WEAVER.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 9, MINNESOTA 3
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J KUBEL (.300, 0-FOR-2)

    Angels 9, Twins 3  Bot 7, 0 OutsAug 2 4:23 PM
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    Angels 9, Twins 2  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 2 3:54 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY ORLANDO CABRERA ALLOWED GARY MATTHEWS JR. TO
    SCORE.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, E AYBAR ON FIRST, C FIGGINS ON SECOND, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 9
    MINNESOTA 2 TOP,5TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: B ABREU (.323, 2-FOR-3)

    Angels 9, Twins 2  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 2 3:47 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY KENDRY MORALES (22) TO RIGHT WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 5TH OFF GLEN PERKINS SCORED JUAN RIVERA AND BOBBY
    ABREU.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 7, MINNESOTA 2
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: H KENDRICK (.268, 0-FOR-2)

    Angels 7, Twins 2  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 2 3:29 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY ORLANDO CABRERA (5) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 4TH OFF JERED WEAVER.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 4, MINNESOTA 2
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MAUER (.355, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Angels 4, Twins 2  Bot 4, 0 OutsAug 2 3:18 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY SEAN RODRIGUEZ SCORED GARY MATTHEWS JR.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MATHIS ON FIRST, 2 OUTS
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 4
    MINNESOTA 1 TOP,4TH
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.312, 0-FOR-2)

    Angels 4, Twins 1  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 2 3:11 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY SEAN RODRIGUEZ (2) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF GLEN PERKINS SCORED JEFF MATHIS.
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 3, MINNESOTA 1
    DUE UP FOR LA ANGELS: C FIGGINS (.312, 0-FOR-1)

    Angels 3, Twins 1  Top 2, 0 OutsAug 2 2:43 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOE MAUER SCORED DENARD SPAN
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J MAUER ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: LA ANGELS 1
    MINNESOTA 1 BOTTOM,1ST
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J MORNEAU (.309, 27 HR, 85 RBI)

    Angels 1, Twins 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 2 2:31 PM


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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    LA ANGELS 1 1 3 0
    MINNESOTA 0 0 0 (BOT 1)


    CURRENT PITCHERS: LAA - JERED WEAVER
    MIN - GLEN PERKINS

    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: D SPAN (.291, 6 HR, 38 RBI)
    O CABRERA (.282, 4 HR, 42 RBI)
    J MAUER (.353, 18 HR, 58 RBI)

    Angels 1, Twins 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsAug 2 2:20 PM