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Justin Morneau belted a two-run homer in the eighth inning and Denard Span had four of his team's 20 hits as the host Minnesota Twins rallied from a six-run deficit to outslug the Los Angeles Angels 10-9.Joe Mauer belted a three-run homer and Josh Willingham also went deep for the league-leading fourth time for the Twins, who posted a 6-5 triumph on Wednesday.Mark Trumbo homered to highlight a five-run second inning and Peter Bourjos and Vernon Wells had RBI doubles for the Angels, who recorded an early-season high in runs in the loss.After Bourjos' RBI single gave Los Angeles a 7-6 lead in the top of the eighth, Mauer led off the bottom half with a single to right field. Morneau then deposited an offering from Rich Thompson (0-1) over the fence in right field for his first homer.Danny Valencia provided insurance with an RBI double in the eighth and Luke Hughes followed with a run-scoring single.Jeff Gray (2-0), the Angels' fifth pitcher, worked one-third of an inning fo...
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Baker, who had to leave a minor league rehab start last week, will go under the knife to repair the flexor pronator tendon in his right elbow.
The team's opening day starter in 2011, Baker has missed time in each of the last two seasons because of the same injury.
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Justin Morneau hit a two-run, go-ahead homer in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied from six runs down to beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-9 on Thursday.
Joe Mauer went deep, too, hitting a three-run shot off Dan Haren in the fifth that cut into a 6-0 lead the Angels built against Francisco Liriano. Every Twins batter had at least one of the team's 20 hits, enough...
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