The Twins lost 6-4 in Anaheim to the Angels Thursday and were swept in the 3-game series.  Ricky Nolasco allowed 11 hits and 6 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss and drop to 4-6.  His ERA is now 5.74.  Joe Mauer led the Twins' offense going 3-5 with 3 RBIs and Chris Parmelee was 3-4.

The Twins drop to 36-41 and are now 8 games back of back of Detroit for first place in the American League Central.  Minnesota will begin a 3-game series at Texas against the Rangers at 7:05 tonight, pregame on WJON at 6:35.  Righthander Kevin Correia (4-8) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and and righthander Nick Tespesch (2-3) toes the rubber for the Rangers.