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Game 3 October 11, 2002
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Twins
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
Angels
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 X   2 7 2
W: Rodriguez (3-0, 2.16)   L: Romero (0-1, 1.80)   S: Percival (0-0, 3.18)
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A Troy story: Angels win
  TWINS COVERAGE 
SIGHTS & SOUNDS
  ANGELS COVERAGE 

By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- An intense baseball game left in the hands of J.C. Romero and the Twins bullpen is usually a comforting feeling. But this time, no one was breathing a sigh of relief. With a 1-1 tie through six innings of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, Minnesota used four relievers to stop an Angels rally. Romero anchored the inning by retiring the final batter to leave the bases loaded.

After the Twins were held scoreless in the top of the eighth, Romero returned for the bottom half, but did not fare as well. He surrendered a leadoff home run to Troy Glaus, the difference in a 2-1 Twins loss to Anaheim. The Angels now lead the best-of-seven series, 2-1, with Game 4 set for Saturday at 6:30 p.m. CT.

"Trust me, the last thing I expected was to give up a home run in that inning," said Romero, who was 9-2 with a 1.89 ERA during the regular season.

Romero fell into a 3-1 count against Glaus before he dealt a fastball high and away. Glaus took the ball to the opposite field, and it just cleared the wall in the right-field pavilion, bringing the crowd of 44,234 fans at Edison International Field to a wild frenzy. More >

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By Doug Miller / MLB.com

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Troy Glaus is a man with a big bat and very little emotion. With a powerful swing in Friday night's Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, maybe one finally caught up to the other.

Glaus continued a powerful postseason, blasting an opposite-field home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins before 44,234 at Edison Field.

The late-inning dramatics are no surprise: Glaus is 4-for-6 with three homers and three RBIs in the eighth inning or later in the postseason.

But the joy he exhibited was a big surprise.

As he rounded first base and saw the ball disappear into the Red Sea in the right-field pavilion, Glaus raised his arm and gave a few victory pumps. That's something that hasn't been seen from the reserved third baseman all year.

"It's fun," Glaus said. "This was a fun game where every pitch means something." More >

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 GAME BOX SCORE   TWINS STATS   ANGELS STATS 
Anaheim Angels 2, Minnesota Twins 1
 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Jones, LF 4011001.077
Guzman, SS 4000012.273
Koskie, 3B 4000043.273
LeCroy, DH 3010012.333
a-Ortiz, PH-DH 1000010.250
Hunter, CF 4010002.300
Mientkiewicz, 1B 4000011.273
Mohr, RF 4120010.400
Pierzynski, C 4000002.100
Rivas, 2B 3010001.250
Totals351610914 
 
a-Struck out for LeCroy in the 8th.
 
BATTING
2B: Jones (1, Washburn).
RBI: Jones (1).
2-out RBI: Jones.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hunter, LeCroy, Pierzynski, Guzman.
Team LOB: 7.
 
BASERUNNING
SB: Mohr (1, 2nd base off Washburn/Molina, B).
 
 
Anaheim AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Eckstein, SS 4010000.308
Erstad, CF 4010012.308
Salmon, RF 3000101.000
Ochoa, RF 0000000.000
Anderson, LF 4121004.167
Glaus, 3B 3121110.400
Spiezio, 1B 3000113.200
Wooten, DH 4010013.200
Molina, B, C 2000113.000
1-Figgins, PR 0000000.000
Molina, J, C 1000000.000
Gil, 2B 2000012.000
Totals302724618 
 

1-Ran for Molina, B in the 7th.
 
BATTING
2B: Anderson (1, Milton).
HR: Anderson (1, 2nd inning off Milton, 0 on, 0 out), Glaus (1, 8th inning off Romero, 0 on, 0 out).
RBI: Anderson (1), Glaus (1).
S: Gil.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gil, Wooten, Anderson 2.
Team LOB: 9.
 
FIELDING
E: Eckstein (1, throw), Gil (1, drop ball).
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Milton 6.05112411.50
Hawkins 0.11001000.00
Santana 0.10000000.00
Jackson 0.00001000.00
Romero (L, 0-1) 1.11110215.40
 
Anaheim IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Washburn 7.06110701.29
Rodriguez (W, 1-0) 1.00000200.00
Percival (S, 2) 1.00000000.00
 
Jackson pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Santana.
Pitches-strikes: Milton 99-68, Hawkins 10-6, Santana 4-2, Jackson 6-2, Romero 18-11, Washburn 106-75, Rodriguez 11-8, Percival 7-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Milton 0-14, Hawkins 1-0, Santana 1-0, Jackson 0-0, Romero 1-1, Washburn 5-9, Rodriguez 0-1, Percival 0-3.
Batters faced: Milton 25, Hawkins 3, Santana 1, Jackson 1, Romero 5, Washburn 29, Rodriguez 3, Percival 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Santana 2-0, Jackson 2-0, Romero 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Brian Gorman. 1B: Larry Young. 2B: Dana DeMuth. 3B: Ed Rapuano. LF: Ed Montague. RF: Mike Everitt.
Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 44,234.
 
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