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Early lead lost
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Angels 11, Twins 5
Nick Blackburn lasted 6 2/3 innings and gave up four runs on Friday vs. the Angels. (AP)
After giving up a two-run first inning, Nick Blackburn settled in to give 6 2/3 effective innings while Joe Mauer blasted a three-run homer in the third. The Twins received RBIs from Nick Punto and Denard Span before Minnesota lost in extras, snapping its four-game win streak.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (61-40)
Won 3
LA Angels 11, Minnesota 5   MIN
Minnesota (52-51)
Lost 1
July 31, 2009
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LA Angels
2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 6   11 19 0
Minnesota
0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   5 10 0
Standings thru 7/31/09  |  Recap: LAA | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Twins stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 6 2 3 0 0 1 1 .311
Izturis, 2B 6 2 2 2 0 0 1 .300
Abreu, RF 5 2 3 4 0 1 1 .321
Rivera, J, DH 5 0 3 1 1 1 1 .314
Morales, K, 1B 6 0 1 1 0 1 3 .292
Napoli, C 6 1 4 1 0 2 3 .287
Aybar, SS 5 1 0 1 1 1 6 .313
Matthews, CF 6 1 1 0 0 3 6 .233
Willits, LF 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .217
  a-Kendrick, H, PH 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .270
  Rodriguez, S, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .118
Totals 50 11 19 11 2 12 23  

a-Singled for Willits in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Napoli (16, Blackburn), Willits (2, Blackburn).
HR: Abreu (8, 7th inning off Blackburn, 0 on, 2 out), Napoli (16, 8th inning off Guerrier, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins 3; Willits 2; Napoli 8; Kendrick, H; Morales, K; Abreu 6; Rivera, J 3; Matthews; Izturis 2.
RBI: Abreu 4 (72), Rivera, J (57), Izturis 2 (37), Napoli (43), Kendrick, H (37), Morales, K (61), Aybar (39).
2-out RBI: Abreu.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Willits; Matthews 3.
SF: Abreu.
GIDP: Morales, K.
Team RISP: 6-for-17.
Team LOB: 9.

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, LF-RF 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 .289
Mauer, C 4 1 3 3 1 1 0 .359
Morneau, 1B 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .305
Kubel, DH 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 .302
Cuddyer, RF 5 0 2 0 0 3 0 .269
  Young, D, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264
Crede, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .236
Gomez, C, CF 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 .234
Punto, SS-2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 .208
Casilla, A, 2B 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .169
  a-Buscher, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227
  Harris, B, SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Totals 43 5 10 5 2 10 13  

a-Flied out for Casilla, A in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Gomez, C (12, Santana, E), Span (6, Santana, E), Crede (14, Santana, E).
3B: Punto (1, Santana, E).
HR: Mauer (18, 3rd inning off Santana, E, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Cuddyer 2; Span 3; Crede 2; Punto 3; Gomez, C 2; Mauer 6.
RBI: Mauer 3 (57), Punto (24), Span (38).
2-out RBI: Span.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto; Morneau; Gomez, C; Crede.
Team RISP: 3-for-9.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: (Casilla, A-Punto-Morneau).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Santana, E 6.0 8 5 5 2 6 1 7.31
Speier, J 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.70
Bulger 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.80
Jepsen (W, 3-2) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 6.48
Oliver, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.56
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn 6.2 12 4 4 0 4 1 3.83
Mijares (H, 15) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.29
Guerrier (BS, 2) 2.0 1 1 1 0 3 1 2.09
Nathan 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1.51
Keppel (L, 0-1) 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 0 4.58
Crain 0.0 3 3 3 1 0 0 7.83
Dickey 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.98

Keppel pitched to 3 batters in the 11th.
Crain pitched to 4 batters in the 11th.

Game Scores: Santana, E 40, Blackburn 38.
IBB: Mauer (by Santana, E).
Pitches-strikes: Santana, E 114-68, Speier, J 25-19, Bulger 12-9, Jepsen 21-16, Oliver, D 9-6, Blackburn 106-67, Mijares 5-2, Guerrier 29-20, Nathan 21-15, Keppel 9-3, Crain 14-8, Dickey 11-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Santana, E 4-1, Speier, J 1-2, Bulger 1-1, Jepsen 2-0, Oliver, D 2-0, Blackburn 8-5, Mijares 1-0, Guerrier 1-1, Nathan 0-0, Keppel 0-0, Crain 0-0, Dickey 1-0.
Batters faced: Santana, E 28, Speier, J 5, Bulger 3, Jepsen 6, Oliver, D 3, Blackburn 31, Mijares 1, Guerrier 7, Nathan 3, Keppel 3, Crain 4, Dickey 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Mijares 1-0, Crain 2-2, Dickey 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Mike Everitt. 1B: Brian Gorman. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:33.
Att: 31,767.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
July 31, 2009
July 31, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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