Brian Duensing sparkled on the mound for a second straight start, this time tossing eight innings of one-run ball, as the Twins grabbed a 7-2 win over the Angels at Target Field.
Duensing (7-1), who tossed his first career complete game in a 2-0 win over Oakland last Saturday, gave up seven hits and fanned six batters in the opener of this three-game set. He moved to 9-1 in 15 career starts.
Jason Kubel hit a three-run homer off Dan Haren in the third inning as Minnesota widened its lead to 4 1/2 games over Chicago in the AL Central. The White Sox had their game at Kansas City postponed by rain Friday, causing a doubleheader on Saturday.
The Twins, who have won seven of their last eight overall, have captured 10 of their last 11 at home.
Haren (1-4) was touched for 11 hits and seven runs over seven innings as Los Angeles lost for the fourth time in five games.