Anaheim, Calif. (AP) – C.J. Wilson pitched five-hit ball into the eighth inning, Torii Hunter homered and drove in three runs, and the Los Angeles Angels returned from a rough road trip with a 4-3 victory over the miserable Minnesota Twins on Monday night.
Chris Iannetta also homered in the Angels’ second victory in eight games, scoring at least four runs for the first time in that stretch. Albert Pujols had a first-inning double for his first extra-base hit in 11 days, but went 1 for 4 while finishing his first month with the Angels without a homer.
Alexi Casilla and Denard Span broke up Wilson’s shutout bid with run-scoring hits in the eighth for the Twins, who opened a six-game West Coast road trip with their seventh loss in eight games. Minnesota snapped a six-game skid Sunday, but the Twins have the majors’ worst record at 6-16.