Twins Edge Angels 10-9; Play Rangers Tonight
The Twins came from down 6-0 to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-9 at Target Field Thrusday afternoon. Justin Morneau hit a 2-run homerun in Minnesota's 4-run 8th inning, Joe Mauer hit a 3-run homerun, Josh Willingham had 3 hits including a solo homerun and Denard Span was 4-5 with a run and 1 RBI for the Twins. Jeff Gray recorded just 1 out for the win and Matt Capps allowed 3 hits and 2 earned runs in the 9th inning for the save.
Francisco Liriano started the game and allowed 7 hits and 5 earned runs in 5 innings but didn't figure in the final decision. The Twins are 2-4 and will host Texas Friday night at 7:10 to begin a 3-game series, pregame on WJON at 6:40. Righthander Anthony Swarzak (0-1) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and lefthander Matt Harrison (1-0) toes the rubber for the Rangers.