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K-Rod holds on
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Angels 5, Twins 4
Ervin Santana struck out three and walked two on Thursday. (Andy King/AP)
Gary Matthews Jr. launched a two-run homer in the third inning, while Torii Hunter and Mike Napoli hit solo shots in the sixth to back starter Ervin Santana, who picked up the win by limiting the Twins to two runs on four hits over six strong innings.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (3-1)
Won 3
LA Angels 5, Minnesota 4   MIN
Minnesota (1-3)
Lost 3
April 3, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0   5 9 1
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0   4 8 0
Standings thru 4/3/08  |  Recap: LAA | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Twins stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B4020011.375
Matthews, RF4112001.294
Guerrero, DH4000011.250
Anderson, LF4010011.250
Hunter, CF4111021.188
Kotchman, 1B4010001.353
Kendrick, 2B3110111.400
Napoli, C4111003.273
Izturis, SS4111002.167
Totals355951612 

BATTING
2B: Kendrick (2, Slowey), Anderson (2, Slowey), Kotchman (1, Reyes).
HR: Matthews (1, 3rd inning off Slowey, 1 on, 2 out), Hunter (1, 7th inning off Bass, 0 on, 0 out), Napoli (2, 7th inning off Bass, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Figgins 2; Matthews 4; Anderson 2; Hunter 4; Kotchman 2; Kendrick 2; Napoli 4; Izturis.
RBI: Izturis (3), Matthews 2 (2), Hunter (1), Napoli (2).
2-out RBI: Matthews 2; Napoli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendrick; Anderson; Izturis.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (2, 2nd base off Reyes/Mauer).
CS: Figgins (1, 2nd base by Bass/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Figgins (1, throw).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF5120022.375
Mauer, C3122100.333
Cuddyer, RF5000016.188
Morneau, 1B2001100.000
Young, LF4010012.400
Kubel, DH4111003.333
Lamb, 3B4000010.091
Harris, 2B4110000.231
Everett, SS2010100.250
  a-Tolbert, PH0000100.333
Totals334844513 

a-Walked for Everett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Mauer 2 (2, Santana, Santana).
HR: Kubel (1, 8th inning off Speier, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Gomez 2; Mauer 4; Young; Kubel 4; Harris; Everett.
RBI: Mauer 2 (3), Morneau (1), Kubel (1).
2-out RBI: Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Cuddyer 2.
SF: Morneau; Mauer.
Team LOB: 8.

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (W, 1-0)6.04222303.00
Oliver (H, 1)0.23110006.75
Speier (H, 1)1.11110016.75
Rodriguez, F (S, 2)1.00002200.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Slowey (L, 0-1)3.14330218.10
Bass 3.13220125.79
Rincon 1.01000109.00
Reyes 0.21000200.00
Guerrier 0.20001000.00

WP: Rodriguez, F.
IBB: Mauer (by Rodriguez, F).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 102-62, Oliver 22-15, Speier 14-11, Rodriguez, F 25-13, Slowey 55-35, Bass 44-29, Rincon 11-8, Reyes 12-11, Guerrier 18-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 7-8, Oliver 1-1, Speier 2-2, Rodriguez, F 0-1, Slowey 3-5, Bass 6-2, Rincon 0-2, Reyes 0-0, Guerrier 0-2.
Batters faced: Santana 24, Oliver 5, Speier 5, Rodriguez, F 5, Slowey 14, Bass 12, Rincon 4, Reyes 3, Guerrier 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Speier 2-0, Bass 1-0, Reyes 1-0, Guerrier 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Chris Guccione. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Brian Runge.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:06.
Att: 17,084.

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