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Twins 5, Angels 3

Twins 5, Angels 3

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and J.J. Hardy hit their first home runs of the season to lead the Twins. Nick Blackburn returned to the site of his first big-league start and allowed three runs and eight hits over 62/3 innings with four walks and four strikeouts. Jon Rauch pitched a perfect ninth inning to earn his first AL save. Joe Saunders gave up five runs and nine hits over five innings and struck out four.

Minnesota AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

Span cf 4 0 1 0 1 0 .111

O.Hudson 2b 5 1 0 0 0 1 .125

Mauer c 4 1 1 2 0 0 .250

Morneau 1b 3 2 2 1 1 1 .500

Cuddyer rf 4 0 3 0 0 0 .571

Kubel dh 2 0 0 0 2 1 .000

Delm.Young lf 3 0 1 1 0 1 .429

Hardy ss 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250

Punto 3b 3 0 0 0 1 1 .000

Totals 32 5 9 5 5 6

Los Angeles AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

E.Aybar ss 3 2 0 0 2 1 .333

B.Abreu rf 3 0 1 0 1 1 .143

Tor.Hunter cf 4 1 3 3 0 0 .500

H.Matsui dh 3 0 0 0 1 1 .286

K.Morales 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250

J.Rivera lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .125

H.Kendrick 2b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .375

B.Wood 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .125

J.Mathis c 3 0 1 0 0 1 .286

M.Izturis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000

Totals 33 3 8 3 4 6

Minnesota 301 100 000— 5 9 0

Los Angeles 001 020 000— 3 8 1

EE.Aybar (1). LOBMin. 6, L.A. 7. 2BCuddyer (1), Tor.Hunter (1). HRMauer (1), off Saunders; Morneau (1), off Saunders; Hardy (1), off Saunders; Tor.Hunter (1), off Blackburn. RBIsMauer 2 (2), Morneau (1), Delm.Young (3), Hardy (1), Tor.Hunter 3 (3). SFDelm.Young. RISPMin. 3; L.A. 4. DPMin. 2; L.A. 3.

Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Blackburn W, 1-0 6M8 3 3 4 4 103 4.05

Duensing H, 1L0 0 0 0 0 3 0.00

Guerrier H, 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0.00

Rauch S, 1-1 1 0 0 0 0 2 16 0.00

Los Angeles IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Saunders L, 0-1 5 8 5 5 2 4 91 9.00

Palmer 2 1 0 0 2 0 24 0.00

Stokes 2 0 0 0 1 2 25 0.00

WPSaunders. T2:41. A43,510 (45,285).



Seattle AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

I.Suzuki rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .286

Figgins 2b 4 0 1 0 0 2 .143

F.Gutierrez cf 3 1 2 0 1 0 .429

Bradley dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Jo.Lopez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .125

Kotchman 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 .250

Byrnes lf 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000

Moore c 4 0 0 0 0 1 .000

J.Wilson ss 4 0 0 0 0 2 .000

Totals 34 1 5 0 2 10

Oakland AB R H BI BB SO Avg.

R.Davis cf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .222

Barton 1b 4 0 0 0 1 1 .000

R.Sweeney rf 5 0 0 0 0 2 .111

Kouzmanoff 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 .250

Patterson pr 0 1 0 0 0 0—-

K.Suzuki c 5 1 2 1 0 0 .250

E.Chavez dh 5 0 1 0 0 1 .111

Ellis 2b 5 0 3 1 0 0 .429

T.Buck lf 4 0 1 0 0 1 .143

Pennington ss 1 0 0 0 3 0 .500

Totals 38 2 9 2 4 7

Seattle 000 100 000 0— 1 5 1

Oakland 000 100 000 1— 2 9 0

EJo.Lopez (1). LOBSea. 5, Oak. 12. 2BF.Gutierrez, T.Buck. HRK.Suzuki, off Snell. RISPSea. 1; Oak. 5. DPSea. 1.

Seattle IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Snell 6 3 1 1 2 4 100 1.50

Kelley 1 0 0 0 1 0 18 0.00

M.Lowe 1 1 0 0 0 1 13 0.00

Texeira L, 0-1 1M5 1 1 1 2 39 5.40

Oakland IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA

Braden 7 4 1 1 1 10 91 1.29

ZieglerM0 0 0 1 0 8 0.00

BreslowL0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00

A.Bailey 1 1 0 0 0 0 14 0.00

E.Ramirez W, 1-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0.00

BalkBraden. T2:47. A10,090 (35,067).

Twins 5, Angels 3 04/07/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 1:18am]
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