ANAHEIM (AP) — Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer, Byron Buxton and Robbie Grossman also homered and the Minnesota Twins beat the slumping Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Monday night.
Joe Mauer had two hits while reaching base for the 25th consecutive game for the AL-worst Twins (20-43), who battered Jered Weaver (5-6) in their highest-scoring performance of the season.
Ricky Nolasco (3-4) yielded three runs over six innings in his second victory since April 21 for Minnesota, which won consecutive games for the second time in June.
Johnny Giavotella homered and had a career high-tying four hits for the Angels, who committed three errors. They dropped to a season-worst 10 games below .500 with their eighth loss in 10 games.
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