The Angles were looking for Jim Slaton to get them back on track after a 9-1 beating they took yesterday. The Twins would send John Butcher to prevent that from happening and to take the opening series.
Twins would get on the board first in the 1stWhen Slaton would load the
bases and then would Stenhouse to score Hatcher. Gaetti would hit a
sharp grounder to Schofield who could not field it cleanly and would be
charged and error and Hrbek would score. THe Angels would answer back
with a run of the own in the bottom half of xthe inning. Pettis would
get a lead off walk and would steal 2nd. A Carew Single to rightfield
would score Pettis. At the end of the 1st it was 2-1 Twins.
Twins would add to their lead in the 4th, when Teufel would hit a solo
shot off of Slaton. Then Laudner would Single and Hatcher would Double
putting runners on 2nd and 3rd. Hrbek would lace a single up the middle
to score Launer and making the score 4-1 Twins.
finally settle into a grooveand not allow a another Twins run. Butcher
meanwhile was crusing along until the 7th when he ran into a little
trouble. A Schofield Single anf then a Pettis Triple put the Angles
down 4-2and were looking to tie the game. Downing would then Single
scoring Pettis. Butcher was able to get out of the Jam and the Twins
lead was now one. At the end of the 7th it was 4-3 Twins.
The 8th would go without incident and Ron Davis would come on in the 9th and earn his first save.
The Final Score was 4-3 Twins