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The Angels dominate; Twins were on fire; win tiles

The Angels dominate;  Twins were on fire;  win tiles

The Los Angeles Angels found their best performance on the diamond and returned to winning ways during the day of American League professional baseball.
Hispanic starter Hector Santiago matched his career high with 10 strikeouts in seven innings, and the Angels hammered Cuban-American Carlos Rodon to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-0.
Kole Calhoun, Andrelton Simmons and Geovany Soto had back-to-back RBI singles during a five-run first inning.
That number of runs matched the most the Angels had posted in any game so far this season.
Outfielder Mike Trout scored on a poor throw by Cuban first baseman José Abreu, who was called for an error. Johnny Giavotella capped the attack with another RBI single.
Rodón (1-2) got just one out before Jake Petricka relieved him. A third-place pick in the 2014 amateur draft, Rodón allowed six hits and two walks in the shortest of his 29 major league starts.
Latin batting was present in the Angels’ offense with Cuban Yunel Escobar 5-1 with a run scored. Albert Pujols 4-0 with a run scored. Puerto Rican Soto 3-2 with an RBI.
Santiago (1-0), loaned by the White Sox to the Angels in 2013 in an inter-team trade that sent Adam Eaton to Chicago, allowed two hits and walked three. Greg Mahle resolved the eighth inning and Mike Morin finished the job with three hits.
Miguel Sanó and Byung Ho Park homered, and the Minnesota Twins had a season-high 14 hits to beat the Milwaukee Brewers 7-4 in a game shortened to six innings by rain.
The Twins have won four in a row after losing the first nine games of the season.
The rain began in the sixth inning and got worse when Milwaukee reliever Tyler Cravy struck out Oswaldo Arcia to end the inning.
The game was stopped and later called off after a delay of two hours and six minutes.
Every Minnesota starter had a hit to support Phil Hughes, who got his first win of the year. Hughes (1-2) gave up four runs — three earned — on six hits with six strikeouts in an abbreviated complete game.
The Twins’ offense had the support of Dominicans Eduardo Núñez who went 2-4 with two runs scored; He healed from 3-1 with a run scored and an RBI. Arcia 4-2 and his compatriot Eduardo Escobar 3-1 with a run scored.
In a game that was played earlier than usual, Boston’s two main relievers seemed to suffer from the effect of being on the field early during the same inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays were unforgiving of their lack of focus.
Catcher Russell Martin drove in two runs with a single off closer Craig Kimbrel, capping a four-run eighth-inning run that allowed the Toronto team to win 4-3 over the Red Sox in the traditional Patriots Day game. in Boston.
On the day, in addition to the Boston Marathon, the baseball game is held in the morning.
JA Happ (2-0) gave up four hits and one run in 7 1/2 innings, and Drew Storen got three outs and earned his first save of the season despite giving up two runs. The series ended tied 2-2 after Toronto took the last two games.
Boston starter Clay Buchholz shut out the Blue Jays for 6 2/3 innings, giving up six hits and being helped by four double plays.
Toronto trailed 1-0 in the eighth inning when Ezequiel Carrera reached second against Uehara (0-1). The Creole player, who connected an unstoppable hit to the field from the third basement, took advantage of a bad shot by Josh Rutledge.
He advanced to third on a pass by Puerto Rican catcher Christian Vázquez and scored on a groundout by Michael Saunders.
Kimbrel went out to pitch with one out and the house full. He struck out Edwin Encarnacion, but then walked Troy Tulowitzki free on a 3-2 count and gave up a single to Martin.
Boston scored two in the ninth, but Storen struck out pinch-hitter David Ortiz, who watched a sinker go by for a 2-2 count.
The AL day also left Astros second baseman José Altuve and Orioles outfielder Mark Trumbo as the winners of the Player of the Week award that concluded last Sunday.
Altuve batted .407 (27-11) with eight runs scored, three doubles, seven RBIs and two stolen bases, while Trumbo hit .320 (25-8) with eight runs scored, five home runs, 11 RBIs and a double.
For Altuve, it is his second Player of the Week award in his career, while for Trumbo it is the first time he has achieved it.EFE

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