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Twins Make A Game Out of It, Drop Opener to Angels 4-3

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Chris Parmelee was hit by a pitch. Alexi Casilla doubled. Denard Span singled. CJ Wilson had come unglued. Wilson was pulled after 8.1 innings and gave way to LaTroy Hawkins. Willingham welcomed him with a single. Danny Valencia sat him down with a single to make it 4-3. Then came Ryan Doumit against Scott Downs. Two on. Two out. Downs had never given up ANY runs against the Twins. That trend continued tonight as Downs got the four out save.

Wilson flat out dominated tonight, not just with his pitches, but with his glove, stealing at least 2 hits with some very athletic plays. Torii Hunter killed the Twins tonight, hitting a two run home run, and an RBI single. Chris Ianetta gave the Halos the other run with a solo home run.

Studs and duds after the jump. As well as some notes.

Studs: Alexi Casilla. 3-4 with 2 stolen bases, Danny Valencia. 2-4.

Duds: Just about the whole offense.

Notes: Justin Morneau was pulled in the 7th inning with a sore left wrist. That is the one he had surgery on. It sounds like it was just a precautionary reaction, and nothing serious. He is listed as day-to-day, however. That's it guys. The Twins lost a squeaker. We'll get them tomorrow!