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Twins Two-Step Stomp Angels 9-2

The Angels’ bullpen wasted another fine starting pitcher’s effort, this time destroying one of their own as reliever Darren Oliver, spot-starting for a decimated pitching staff, pitched a great 5 innings of 5-Hit, 1-Run Ball.

Kevin Jepsen blew his third lead of the season, got his second Loss and was the all over goat following Oliver’s superb start – his first in the big leagues since 2004. Jepsen’s disastrous 2/3 of an inning went like this: Walk, Walk, Single, Single, Double, Groundout, Groundout, Wild Pitch Walk.

The sum total of the Angels offense was a 2-Run Homer in the 2nd inning. OF the 6 other Angel hits on Saturday afternoon, only one was not a single, a double by Kendry Morales right after Hunter’s blast. It was erased when Morales was thrown out at Home on a grounder by Juan Rivera.