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Jack Mayfield’s home run is difference maker in Angels’ win

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His three-run homer was all the offense they needed

MLB: Los Angeles Angels at Minnesota Twins Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Jack Mayfield was the lone Angel to drive in any runs on Thursday night. Luckily for them, it was enough to pick up the 3-2 victory over the Twins.

Trailing 2-0 in the fifth inning, the Halos put together a rally to take the lead. With one out, Jose Iglesias hit his second double of the game, putting a runner in scoring position. Adam Eaton then followed with a single, putting runners on the corners for Mayfield. After working the count full, Mayfield connected on a slider. It barely cleared the fence in left field, but it went far enough to give the Halos a 3-2 lead.

That would be it from the offense on the night. They recorded only one hit over the remainder of the game, but luckily the pitching stepped up big time to help secure the victory.

Andrew Heaney delivered one of his best outings of the season. He was able to give the Angels seven strong innings, allowing only two runs on four hits. It was his longest outing of the season so far. Heaney also struck out seven, the seventh time he’s struck out that many in a game this year. After allowing two runs in the fourth inning, Heaney retired the final 11 hitters he faced.

Once Heaney’s day was done, Mike Mayers took the eighth inning. He allowed two hits, but recorded three outs needing only five pitches somehow. Truly impressive.

Raisel Iglesias took the ball in the ninth and retired the side in order for his 20th save of the season. It’s the fourth season in his career in which he’s recorded at least 20 saves in a season.