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After 12-inning win, Twins continue 14-game road trip

Aug 22, 2008 - 10:19 AM Minnesota (73-54) at LA Angels (77-49) 10:05 p.m. EDT

ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Twins haven't had much success on the road, but they started their longest trip of the season on a high note.

The Twins go for their fourth straight victory on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Minnesota, which is 27-31 away from home, opened its 14-game road swing due to the Republican National Convention with a 12-inning victory. Denard Span's RBI single on Thursday plated Nick Punto, who tripled to lead off the frame, and lifted the Twins to a 2-1 victory.

The win pushed Minnesota into a tie with the Boston Red Sox (73-54) for the American League wild card and moved it within one-half game of the Chicago White Sox (73-53) for first place in the AL Central.

Glen Perkins (10-3, 4.17 ERA) tries to move Minnesota atop the playoff race when he takes the mound. Perkins has won each of his last three decisions, but surrendered four runs and eight hits in six innings on Sunday. The 25-year-old lefthander still earned the win as the Twins claimed an 11-8 victory against the Seattle Mariners.

Joe Saunders (14-5, 3.14) tries to earn his first win after a trio of no-decisions for the Angels.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
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    MINNESOTA 0 0 0 2 1 5 1 0 0 9 12 0
    LA ANGELS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - GLEN PERKINS, DENNYS REYES (9TH) AND JOE MAUER
    LAA - JOE SAUNDERS, SHANE LOUX (6TH) AND JEFF MATHIS

    HOME RUNS: MIN - DELMON YOUNG (8) OFF JOE SAUNDERS IN THE

    Aug 23 12:40 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY NICK PUNTO SCORED JOE MAUER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, N PUNTO ON FIRST, R RUIZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 9
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: A EVERETT (.214, 1-FOR-3, RBI)

    Twins 9, Angels 0  Top 7, 0 OutsAug 23 12:03 AM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY DENARD SPAN (3) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF SHANE LOUX SCORED NICK PUNTO AND ADAM EVERETT.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 8, LA ANGELS 0
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: A CASILLA (.306, 0-FOR-3)

    Twins 8, Angels 0  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 22 11:46 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY ADAM EVERETT SCORED DELMON YOUNG.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A EVERETT ON FIRST, N PUNTO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 5
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: C GOMEZ (.255, 2-FOR-2)

    Twins 5, Angels 0  Top 6, 0 OutsAug 22 11:43 PM
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    Twins 3, Angels 0  Bot 5, 0 OutsAug 22 11:17 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DENARD SPAN SCORED ADAM EVERETT.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C GOMEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    LA ANGELS 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: A CASILLA (.307, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins 3, Angels 0  Top 5, 0 OutsAug 22 11:14 PM


  • AL
    AT LA ANGELS - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY DELMON YOUNG (8) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JOE SAUNDERS SCORED RANDY RUIZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2, LA ANGELS 0
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: N PUNTO (.281, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins 2, Angels 0  Top 4, 0 OutsAug 22 11:01 PM