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April 6 Pregame Thread

How many Doubles will the Angels hit tonight? That is the PREGAME QUESTION and you can get 11/1 Panther Points for playing today. Check out Twinkie Town while you are at it.

The 1971 California Angels spent a whole two days in first place an they did it in Minnesota during a sweep of the Twins. Of course it was early in the season. On April 16, Rudy May struck out 9 Twins in 7 innings of a 4-1 Angels win. On Saturday the 17th, Andy Messersmith went the distance in a 4-3 Angels triumph over Bert Blyleven and Ron Perranoski. Tony Conigliaro and Jerry Moses homered for the Halos. Sunday's 5-4 victory featured a tense 9th inning. Clyde Wright had two men on with two outs in the 9th in search of a complete game when pinch hitter Rod Carew singled in a run. Dave LaRoche was called from the bullpen and promptly gave up a bases-clearing double to pinch hitter Ron Renick. Interestingly, pitcher Jim Kaat had been brought in as a pinch runner for Carew, but he would be the last man to score a run that afternoon, as Mel Queen struck out Cesar Tovar to record his 3rd save of the season and the final out of the Angels sweep of the Twins.

Current Series

Angels lead the series 1-0

Mon 04/05 WP: Jered Weaver (1 - 0)
SV: Brian Fuentes
LP: Scott Baker (0 - 1)
6 - 3 win

Minnesota Twins
@ Los Angeles Angels

Tuesday, Apr 6, 2010, 7:05 PM PDT
Angel Stadium of Anaheim

Nick Blackburn vs Joe Saunders

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