Albert Pujols homered and hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning for his 2,500th hit, leading the Los Angeles Angels over Minnesota 8-5 Saturday night for their third straight win over the Twins.
Brian Dozier played his own version of Home Run Derby against the Colorado Rockies, hitting two into the left-field seats. Next up, the real thing — in his home park. Dozier had his first career multihomer game to get cranked up for the derby and the Minnesota Twins beat the Rockies 13-5 on Sunday.
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Justin Morneau was placed on the paternity list Saturday by the Minnesota Twins.
Roy Halladay was yanked in the third inning after getting rocked in the Minnesota Twins’ 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.