Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Michael Cuddyer hit a three-run double to back Scott Baker's solid performance on the mound, as the Minnesota Twins took down the Angels, 4-0, in the rubber match of a three-game series at Target Field.
Danny Valencia hit a solo homer for the Twins, who ended a nine-game homestand with a 7-2 record. Minnesota is now five games ahead of the White Sox in the AL Central standings. Chicago lost to the Royals on Sunday.
Baker (11-9) pitched seven scoreless innings to win his fourth straight decision. The right-hander also struck out four and walked two to beat Los Angeles for the first time in his career. He came into the game with an 0-5 mark in eight career starts against them.
Hideki Matsui and Alberto Callaspo each had two hits for the Angels, who finished a six-game road trip with a 2-4 mark.
Jered Weaver (11-9) went six frames in the start, giving up four runs on six hits to suffer his second consecutive loss. He walked four batters and fanned three.