May 27, 2011 |
For seven innings the Angels could do nothing against Minnesota starter Scott Baker , managing only six hits. At that point, in their last 37 innings on the road they had scored just one run. Then the Twins went to the bullpen and everything changed — much of it on one swing of Erick Aybar's bat. Aybar hit a three-run home run in the eighth inning, on reliever Dusty Hughes' first pitch, starting the Angels on their way to 6-5...
April 8, 2010 |
Perhaps the Angels' offense is not quite as formidable as many thought it would be, or maybe the Minnesota Twins rotation is a little better than most expected. Though four games is not enough of a sample size to draw any conclusions about the 2010 season, those Angels bats and Twins arms were definitely trending in opposite directions out of the gate. Kevin Slowey gave up one run and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, and 39-year-old designated hitter Jim Thome blew open a two-run game with a three-run home run in the eighth to lead Minnesota to a 10-1 victory in Angel Stadium on Thursday night.
April 4, 2010 |
At Angel Stadium Monday, 7 p.m.: Jered Weaver (16-8, 3.75 ERA in 2009) vs. Scott Baker (15-9, 4.36) Tuesday, 7 p.m.: Joe Saunders (16-7, 4.60) vs. Nick Blackburn (11-11, 4.03) Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Ervin Santana (8-8, 5.03) vs. Carl Pavano (5-4, 4.64) Thursday, 7 p.m.: Joel Pineiro (15-12, 3.49) vs. Kevin Slowey (10-3, 4.86) On the air: TV: FS West on Monday and Wednesday; Channel 13 Tuesday and Thursday. Radio: 830, 1330. 2009 series: Angels, 6-4. Opening-day facts: Former Angels outfielder Tim Salmon will throw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the national anthem will be sung by 12-year-old Taylor Longbrake, who made her first appearance with the Angels at age 8. Torii Hunter, Brian Fuentes, Howie Kendrick and General Manager Tony Reagins will take part in a pregame ceremony raising the Angels' 2009 American League West championship flag.
October 8, 2009
Yankees lead best-of-five series, 1-0. Game 1: Wednesday New York 7, Minnesota 2 Game 2: Friday, 3 p.m. Minn. (Nick Blackburn, 11-11, 4.03) at New York (A.J. Burnett: 13-9, 4.04) Game 3: Sunday, TBA New York (Andy Pettitte, 14-8, 4.16) at Minnesota (Carl Pavano, 14-12, 5.10 or Scott Baker, 15-9, 4.36) Game 4: Monday, TBA New York (Sabathia) at Minn. (TBA) Game 5: Oct. 14, TBA Minnesota (TBA) at New York (Burnett)
October 2, 2009 |
Scott Baker had a strong start and got plenty of run support with a three-run third inning and a four-run eighth, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-3, Thursday to avoid elimination from playoff contention. The American League Central-leading Tigers had a chance to clinch their first division title since 1987 in the finale of the four-game series, but their bats were quieted and their pitchers got roughed up. Detroit must now beat the Chicago White Sox twice at home to win the division.
July 19, 2009 |
Minnesota 4, at Texas 1: Scott Baker gave up one run in eight innings and Michael Cuddyer homered as the Twins handed the Rangers their fourth consecutive loss and dropped them three games behind the Angels in the AL West. at Chicago 4, Baltimore 3: Mark Buehrle (10-3) pitched into the eighth inning, Jermaine Dye hit a go-ahead two-run homer and the White Sox pulled within 1 1/2 games of AL Central-leading Detroit -- the closest they've been to the division lead since May 3.