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Angels eek out 2-1 victory on a soggy Minneapolis day

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The rain delay didn’t bother Tyler Skaggs - or Kyle Gibson

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports

Angels 2 Twins 1

Official attendance for this afternoon game that turned into an evening game was 24,061. But that was BEFORE the 4 hour rain delay to get this game started. Runs and attendance were both sparse in this one.

In typical Angels fashion, only 2 runs were scored with a solo shot by Ian Kinsler in the 3rd and another solo shot by Albert Pujols in the 6th. The later had much significance since it was not only Pujols’ 623rd career home runs, but his 1,951st RBI which put him at 7th on the all time list and tied with a man who he hold much respect for - Stan Musial. An accomplishment indeed and Pujols was all smiles talking about it in the post game interview.

Despite the long delay, both pitched tosses 7 innings with Skaggs allowed 1 run on 5 hits and Gibson allowing 2 runs on 6 hits. There certainly wasn’t much action for the fans that waited all day for this game but it certainly worked out for the Angels.

Ian Kinsler now has 6 home runs in his last 11 games, Blake Parker was looking good and notched his 7th save, and Justin Anderson has already recorded 10 hold in his young rookie campaign.

Boring? Maybe. Wet? Definitely. Win? Light that frickin baby up!!