Twins Sweep Angels with Walk-off Win

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Minnesota Twins outfielder, Oswaldo Arcia, delivered the game-winning single for the second consecutive game against the Angels in the 12th inning on Sunday, April 17, at Target Field, reported wctrib.com.

“You look in here, the vibe that we have, and you wouldn’t even think that we started off 0-9” explained Twins second baseman, Brian Dozier. “The confidence is back where it needs to be.”

It took nine losses, forcing different levels of frustration, for the Twins to resemble the team lots of people think they should be. Over the weekend, they limited their batters striking out, came up with big time hits, and presented their power potential while learning on a pitching staff that has been reliable over the season’s first two weeks, explained startribune.com.

“It was definitely a good ballgame with good pitching on both sides,” Paul Molitor, Twins manager stated. “A lot of things happened in such a long game like that. We just had to grind. We had opportunities to put some numbers, but we were able to tie it late. And then it was a matter of hanging on and throwing zeros before we pushed one across.”

The Angeles put a quick two runs on the board from a two-run blast from Angels first baseman Albert Pujols in the first inning, but could not get any offense going after that, as they did not get a single hit in the 4th inning. It was Pujol’s No. 562 homerun, and it came 1-0 fastball from Twins righthander Kyle Gibson, who was still solid for seven innings, cited m.mlb.com.

“After like the fourth inning, we didn’t pressure the guys at all,” said Mike Scioscia, Angels manager. “Those guys pressured us a lot on the offensive side and we did a lot of good things out there. Unfortunately, we didn’t do enough in the batter’s box to give ourselves a chance to win.”

The Twins will start a fast 2-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers (5-7) at 7:10 on April 18 at Target Field. The series will be heard on AM 1240 WJON, and televised on Fox Sports North Plus, according to minnesotanewscountry.com.