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Hernandez: Solid win
Twins 3, Angels 2
Twins along the third-base line, Angels along first for the Opener. (Tom Olmscheid/AP)
Joe Mauer got the 2008 season off on the right foot, singling home Carlos Gomez in the first inning. Gomez went on to total two hits, two runs and two steals in his Twins debut as Livan Hernandez threw seven innings for the win.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (0-1)
Lost 1
Minnesota 3, LA Angels 2   MIN
Minnesota (1-0)
Won 1
March 31, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 9 0
Minnesota
1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 X   3 10 0
Standings thru 3/31/08  |  Recap: LAA | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Twins stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4021010.500
Matthews, DH4010002.250
Guerrero, RF4010011.250
Anderson, LF4000001.000
Hunter, CF4000011.000
Kotchman, 1B4130000.750
  1-Willits, PR0000000.000
Kendrick, 2B4110002.250
Napoli, C3010010.333
Izturis, SS3000012.000
Totals34291059 


1-Ran for Kotchman in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Figgins (1, Hernandez), Matthews (1, Neshek).
TB: Figgins 3; Matthews 2; Guerrero; Kotchman 3; Kendrick; Napoli.
RBI: Figgins (1).
2-out RBI: Figgins.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Guerrero.
GIDP: Izturis.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Kendrick-Kotchman).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF3220110.667
Mauer, C4011002.250
Cuddyer, RF4011012.250
Morneau, 1B3000112.000
Young, LF4120003.500
Monroe, DH3000013.000
  a-Kubel, PH-DH10100001.000
Lamb, 3B3011100.333
  1-Punto, PR-3B0000000.000
Harris, 2B4020023.500
Everett, SS4000006.000
Totals3331033621 

a-Doubled for Monroe in the 8th.
1-Ran for Lamb in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gomez (1, Weaver), Harris (1, Weaver), Kubel (1, O'Day).
TB: Gomez 3; Mauer; Cuddyer; Young 2; Kubel 2; Lamb; Harris 3.
RBI: Mauer (1), Lamb (1), Cuddyer (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe; Morneau; Young; Everett 3.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez 2 (2, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli), Cuddyer (1, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli), Young (1, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Harris-Morneau, Harris-Everett-Morneau).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Weaver (L, 0-1)6.18332504.26
Oliver 0.20000000.00
O'Day 1.02001100.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 1-0)7.07220102.57
Neshek (H, 1)1.01000300.00
Nathan (S, 1)1.01000100.00

IBB: Lamb (by O'Day).
Pitches-strikes: Weaver 106-65, Oliver 4-3, O'Day 21-14, Hernandez 84-51, Neshek 21-14, Nathan 16-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Weaver 7-7, Oliver 2-0, O'Day 1-1, Hernandez 11-9, Neshek 0-0, Nathan 1-1.
Batters faced: Weaver 28, Oliver 2, O'Day 6, Hernandez 26, Neshek 4, Nathan 4.
Umpires: HP: Charlie Reliford. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:40.
Att: 49,596.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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