The Minnesota Twins recorded their only set of back-to-back victories last month at Target Field against the Los Angeles Angels.
After their best performance at the plate in May, the Twins will try again to post two straight wins over the visiting Angels on Wednesday night while adding to right-hander Ervin Santana's losing streak.
Minnesota had produced a combined eight runs and 20 hits - good for a .112 average - during its first six games this month. The Twins (8-21) broke out of that slump with a 12-hit performance in Tuesday's 5-0 victory.
Ryan Doumit belted a two-run homer in the first inning, his third in three games, as his team recorded its most hits since April 27 and its most runs in eight contests.
"We needed a win bad. We needed something to jump-start us," outfielder Josh Willingham said. "We've been playing from behind a lot and maybe putting too much pressure on ourselves to get hits and score runs. It's a lot better to play ahead."
Minnesota earned its only ...