Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - The Twins scored three runs in the seventh,
capped by Jamey Carroll's go-ahead RBI single as Minnesota got its first win
of the season with a 6-5 victory over the Angels at Target Field on Wednesday.
After the Angels tacked on a run in the top half of the seventh to make it
5-3, Ryan Doumit and Danny Valencia stroked back-to-back singles to lead off
the bottom half and chase Jered Weaver from the game.
Hisanori Takahashi (0-1) replaced Weaver and surrendered a two-run triple to
Chris Parmelee, scoring Doumit and Valencia to tie the game, before Parmelee
came around to score on Carroll's single to right.
Matt Capps worked around a one-out double from Torii Hunter in the top of the
ninth to record his first save of the season.
Carl Pavano was touched for five runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings as the
starter, while reliever Jeff Gray (1-0) got the win by retiring Peter Bourjos
to end the seventh. Josh Willingham belted a two-run home run and Parmelee
added two hits, two RBI and a run scored for the Twins, who avoided the first
0-5 start in franchise history.
Albert Pujols and Chris Iannetta knocked in a run apiece, while Bourjos hit a
three-run inside-the-park homer in the fifth. Weaver made the start for the
Angels, allowing five runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts in six-plus
innings on the mound.
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