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Twins Break Out The Heavy Lumber In Rout Of Angels

The Twins entered Wednesday night's game against the Angels with the second fewest home runs in the American League with 71, ahead of only the A's and Seattle Mariners, who are tied for last with 66 apiece.

Minnesota put a little more distance between them in that department, hitting five home runs enroute to an 11-4 beating of the Angels.  Delmon Young had two home runs, Jason Kubel had one, and Michael Cuddyer had two, including a grand slam that gave the Twins a lead they would not relinquish.  The Twins also went 3-8 with runners in scoring position, the big hit, of course, being Cuddy's bases loaded jack in the fifth.

The power display was needed, though, as starter Scott Baker, who has been the Twins best starter this season, lasted just three innings, giving up five hits and four runs, while walking two and striking out only one.

Anthony Swarzak pitched five innings of solid relief to pick up his third win of the year.

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