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Twins Vs. Angels: Minnesota Overcomes 6-Run Hole, Wins 2nd Straight Game

The Minnesota Twins dug themselves a six-run hole, but they rallied for 10 runs and won their second consecutive game, 10-9, over the Los Angeles Angels Friday afternoon at Target Field in Minneapolis.

Francisco Liriano struggled once again in his second start, allowing six runs--five earned--seven hits and three walks in five innings. The Twins trailed 6-0 when Liriano left the game, before tying the game with three runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the seventh inning. Minnesota added four runs off Rich Thompson in the eighth inning before a shaky Matt Crapps gave up two runs, but secured the save.

Denard Span (.348) continued to hit well, adding four hits and a walk in six plate appearances, while Joe Mauer had three hits--including a two-run homer in the eighth--and three RBI.

The Twins will host the Texas Rangers on Friday night for the first of a three-game series.

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