Trout, Angels Slam Twins 11-8
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Trout hit a grand slam and a solo shot to set a career high for home runs in a season with 38 and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 11-8 on Thursday night.
The reigning AL MVP's grand slam in the second inning erased most of an early 5-0 deficit and he led off the fourth with his second homer of the game.
Taylor Featherston and Chris Iannetta also homered and Huston Street picked up his 36th save for the Angels (74-72), who pulled within 2½ games of Houston in the race for the second AL wild card.
Torii Hunter and Aaron Hicks went deep for the Twins (75-71), who trail the Astros by 1½ games in the crowded AL playoff race. But Tommy Milone lasted just 1 1-3 innings despite being staked to that five-run lead. Milone gave up five runs, four hits and three walks.
Game two tonight, 6:30 pre-game on 1340 KROC AM.