Twins stumble against the Angels

By KBJR News 1

August 21, 2010 Updated Aug 21, 2010 at 7:58 PM CDT

After jumping out to a lead in the first inning, the wheels fell off for the Minnesota Twins, as the team fell 9-3 to the L.A. Angels Saturday afternoon.

Minnesota led 3-0 after one inning, highlighted by a two-run single by Michael Cuddyer. Delmon Young would follow with an RBI-single to drive in Cuddyer.

But the Angels answered with four runs in the top of the second inning, including two home runs. All nine hitters got an at-bat in the inning for the Angels. The Twins never led after the rally.

Minnesota starter Kevin Slowey took the loss, to fall to (11-6) on the year. He allowed 4 runs, seven hits, and two walks in just 3 innings of work. Slowey, who left the game reportedly with right triceps discomfort, was placed on the disabled list following the game.

The largest crowd in Target Field history watched the nearly three and a half hour game. The official attendance was 40,966.

Game three of the series is Sunday night, with a 7:10pm start.

Posted by Joe Dufek