Ervin Santana pitched eight innings of four-hit ball against his former team, and the Minnesota Twins snapped both their four-game skid and the Angels’ seven-game winning streak with a 3-0 victory over Los Angeles on Thursday.
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The NHL-leading Anaheim Ducks had plenty of problems against the pesky Minnesota Wild. Claustrophobia wasn’t one of them. Zach Parise had a goal and two assists, Mikael Granlund scored the go-ahead goal on a power play early in the second period and Darcy Kuemper made 31 saves for the Wild in a 4-2 victory Tuesday night.
Although Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf are world-class offensive talents riding long scoring streaks, they realize they’ll never measure up to unsung teammate Alex Grant and his perfect shooting percentage. Perry scored a goal in his seventh straight game, Getzlaf extended his point streak to 13 games and the Ducks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
Jered Weaver outpitched Mike Pelfrey with eight innings of two-hit ball and Albert Pujols drove in the only run, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday.
Chris Herrmann was shagging balls in right field during batting practice when he noticed manager Ron Gardenhire waving to get his attention. He suddenly sprinted off the field and was told that he, instead of Joe Mauer, was going to catch Kyle Gibson.
After driving in a pair of runs with a homer and a double, Clete Thomas had another chance to do some damage in the eighth inning with runners at the corners and none out. He struck out against Dane De La Rosa, but more than made up for that disappointment in the bottom half by robbing pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta of a go-ahead homer to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Monday night and hand Joe Blanton his major league-worst 13th defeat.
Luca Sbisa scored the winning goal with 3:04 left in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 30 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night.
Matt Cullen scored a short-handed goal, Eric Nystrom scored his first career power-play goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-1 Friday night.
The Wild are in Los Angeles. They take on the Kings Saturday night and is the second of four meetings. The Wild also take on Anaheim Sunday night on this trip. Dan Terhaar previews the California swing for the Wild!
Dan previews the Wild’s first meeting this season with the Anaheim Ducks.