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Twins Beat Angels 4-0 to Claim Series

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.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.