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Angels split doubleheader with Twins

The offense showed up for the first game.... not the second

MLB: Game Two-Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Angels’ offense was red hot in game one of the doubleheader. In the second game, well. It wasn’t their day, as they finished the game 0-for-17. They ended up splitting the two games with the Twins.

Game 1

The Angels offense was alive and well, as seven different players recorded a hit in the Angels’ 7-1 win.

Phil Gosselin put the Halos on the board early, as he hit his first homer of the season to give the Angels a 1-0 lead in the first inning. They’d score three runs later thanks to a clutch at bat from Gosselin again. With two outs, he stepped up with the bases loaded. With a full count, he doubled to left field to clear the bases, putting the Angels up 4-0.

They’d tack on three more runs in the fifth inning.

Alex Cobb got the start after missing two weeks with a blister. He had his best outing of the season for the Angels, as he allowed only one run in five innings of work. He struck out four and didn’t issue a walk. After a rough start to the season, it was definitely an encouraging sign to see from him, and much needed from the starting rotation.

Steve Cishek closed things out with two scoreless innings.

Game 2

The offense couldn’t carry it into the second game, as they only had three hits in their 6-3 loss. All three of the Angels’ offense came in the first two innings. Over the final five innings they were held without a hit.

Jose Rojas hit a solo homer in the first inning for his second of the year, then a Taylor Ward RBI double and Drew Butera RBI single in the second would be it for the day. They went 0-for-17 to close out the game.

Griffin Canning got rocked in his start, allowing four runs in only two innings of work.