Twins Turn Triple Play, Rally for Win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Minnesota Twins turned their first triple play in 11 years and then rallied in the ninth inning on Jason Castro's two-run single to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-2 Thursday night.
The Twins overcame two solo home runs from the Angels' Kole Calhoun, while keeping Albert Pujols stuck at career home-run No.599. Pujols had one single in four at-bats.
Miguel Sano gave Minnesota a 1-0 lead with a homer off Alex Meyer in the second inning.
Calhoun homered in the sixth off Minnesota's Adalberto Meija and in the eighth off reliever Taylor Rogers (3-1) to put the Angels up 2-1.
The Twins went ahead in the ninth against reliever Jose Alvarez (0-2). Jorge Polanco reached on an error, Eddie Rosario followed with a double, and Castro singled them both in. Bud Norris walked in a final run.
Brandon Kintzler got the last three outs for his 14th save.
The Twins turned a triple play in the fourth, their first since May 27, 2006. Game two of the series is tonight at 9:07, our coverage begins at 8:30 on Newstalk 1340 KROC AM.