ANAHEIM (AP) — Johnny Giavotella hit a two-run homer and Kole Calhoun added a solo shot and doubled in another run, as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Five Angels relievers held the Twins scoreless over the last four innings to secure the victory for Jhoulys Chacin (3-4). Huston Street pitched a perfect ninth for his seventh save.READ MORE: DEA Agents Going Online In Effort To Catch Drug Dealers, Distributors
The Angels had lost seven of their last eight, and were 0-4 against the Twins (20-44).
Chacin, making his seventh start with the Angels since his May 11 trade from Atlanta, was charged with solo runs in the second, third, fifth and sixth innings.
The Angels, who ranked next-to-last in the American League in home runs, took a 3-1 lead on Giavotella’s fourth of the season in the third inning off ex-Angel Ervin Santana (1-7).
Santana has lost his last five starts with an ERA of 7.71. He allowed five runs and 10 hits.
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Twins: OF Danny Santana (left hamstring strain) began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, starting in right field and batting leadoff. He singled in three at-bats and played seven innings.
Angels: SS Andrelton Simmons (left thumb ligament tear) was scheduled to be examined Tuesday night and could be cleared to rejoin the Angels on Wednesday. … LHP Tyler Skaggs, coming back from Aug. 13, 2014 Tommy John surgery, had his throwing program in Arizona shut down because of a sore shoulder.
Twins: RHP Tyler Duffey (2-5) will attempt to come back from one of the worst starts of his young career in the series finale against the Angels. In his last start against the Red Sox, he allowed six runs and 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
Angels: LHP Hector Santiago (3-4) is coming off an even more disastrous start, having allowed six runs, seven hits and a walk in 1 1/3 innings against the Indians. Has pitched three or fewer innings in three of his last five starts.MORE NEWS: OC Receives More Than 83,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses In Single Day
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