It has been rough go of things for the Minnesota Twins but despite their struggles, they found some solid success against the Los Angeles Angels back in April, sweeping them in three games at Target Field.
So it should come as no surprise – or some surprise, depending on how you look at it – that the Minnesota Twins would have some nice success against the Angels on the road.
Using three home runs and three errors by the Angels (27-37), the Twins (20-43) improved to 4-0 against Los Angeles with a convincing 9-4 win on Monday.
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After the Angels tied things up, the Twins got the lead back when Trevor Plouffe connected with a three-run blast to left field and gave them a 4-1 lead.
After pair of runs made it 4-3, Jered Weaver gave up another run on a double play by Plouffe in the fifth.
The Twins doubled their lead to 6-3 when Byron Buxton launched his first home run of the season to left field.
Robbie Grossman got into the power mix with a solo shot in the seventh, giving the Minnesota Twins yet another three home run game.
It was their fourth three home-run game of the month and fifth multi-homer game of June.
MVT: Robbie Grossman
The Minnesota Twins will face the Angels on Tuesday night at 9:05 P.M. CST. Ervin Santana (1-6, 4.77) will pitch against his former team while the Angels will send Jhoulys Chacin 13-2, 4.42). Santana will go for his first victory in a month. His last win came against the Cleveland Indians. Since then he has lost every one of his starts.