Twins avoid 0-5 start by beating Angels 6-5Minnesota Sports
-- Minnesota Twins shortstop Jamey Carroll picked up his first two hits of the season to help push the Twins past the Angels 6-5 at Target Field.
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Minnesota Twins shortstop Jamey Carroll picked up his first two hits of the season to help push the Twins past the Angels 6-5 at Target Field.
The 38-year-old veteran drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning helping Minnesota capture its first victory of the year. His double in the fourth inning snapped his 0-for-14 start at the plate. Jeff Gray threw one pitch in the seventh inning, recorded an out, was replaced, and earned his first win of the season. Matt Capps notched his first save of the year. Josh Willingham rapped out his third home run of the season in the victory.
Minnesota and Anaheim match up this afternoon to close out the three-game series.
It was not all good news for the Twins yesterday and last night. The club received word that starting pitcher Scott Baker would need season-ending elbow surgery. Baker had been struggling physically throughout much of spring training. A second medical opinion suggested he repair the flexor pronator tendon near his elbow. The recovery is expected to be about six months, which means he will miss the entire 2012 season.