TWINS 8, ANGELS 7
Reliever Mike Morin hit former teammate Mike Trout with a bases-loaded pitch that forced in a run in the ninth inning before retiring Shohei Ohtani to end the game on a groundout and preserve Minnesota’s win over Los Angeles.
Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI double and David Fletcher drove in a run with a single against Trevor Hildenberger in the three-run ninth, before the Twins turned to Morin for the final two outs and his first save this season. Morin gave up two of the season-high 18 hits by the Angels and plunked Trout on the shoulder.
Byron Buxton and Jason Castro each hit two-run homers and Ehire Adrianza added a two-run double for the Twins, who took the three-game set from the Angels and improved their series record this season to 8-4-2. They’ve won 10 of their last 15 games.
Twins starter Jake Odorizzi (6-2) had his scoreless streak stopped at 22 innings. He gave up nine hits and three runs in 5 1/3 innings.
Angels starter Trevor Cahill (2-4) allowed six hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings. He failed to finish the fifth for the fifth time in his last six turns.
The Angels went 3 for 17 with runners in scoring position, leaving 14 men on base.
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