Twins win series over Angels with 10-1 thrashing ThursdayMinnesota Sports
- Jim Thome and Delmon Young belted three-run homers, as Minnesota pounded the Angels, 10-1, in the finale of a season- opening four-game series.
ANAHEIM, Calf. - Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jim Thome and Delmon Young belted three-run homers, as Minnesota pounded the Angels, 10-1, in the finale of a season- opening four-game series.
Brendan Harris added a two-run blast for the Twins, who won the final three games. A team usually known for their small ball, Minnesota has started off this season with a bang, hitting nine home runs.
Kevin Slowey pitched into the sixth inning to get the win. Slowey (1-0), whose 2009 campaign was cut short because of wrist surgery, allowed seven hits and a run, while walking two and fanning three over 5 1/3 frames.
Jose Mijares and Jesse Crain each pitched a scoreless frame, fanning a total of six batters. Anaheim native Alex Burnett made his major league debut by pitching the ninth inning for the Twins.
Maicer Izturis drove in the lone run for the Angels, who are off to their worst start since going 0-4 to begin the 1992 season. Los Angeles failed to capitalize on numerous opportunities, going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position.
Joel Pineiro (0-1) was unsuccessful in his return to the American League. The right-hander, who pitched the last three seasons for St. Louis but struggled in previous AL stints with the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners, gave up five hits and three runs over six-plus innings.