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Twins, Cuddyer Pound Angels 11-4

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The Twins defeated the Angels in Anaheim 11-4  Wednesday night.  Minnesota knocked out 5 homeruns led by Michael Cuddyer with 2 homeruns and 5 RBIs.  Cuddyer broke the 4-all tie in the 5th inning with a grand slam homerun.  Delmon Young added 2 homeruns and 3 RBIs for the Twins and both Jason Kubel and Ben Revere each had 3 hits and 2 runs scored.  Kubel hit a solo homerun.  Anthony Swarzak threw 5 shutout innings with 1 hit allowed to get the win in relief.  Scott Baker allowed 4 runs (3 earned) in 3 innings pitched.

The Twins are 51-59 and remain 8 games back of Detroit for first place in the American League Central.  Minnesota will play at Anaheim against the Angels again tonight at 9:05, pregame on WJON at 8:35.  Lefthander Francisco Liriano (7-8) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Dan Haren (11-6) toes the rubber for the Angels.

Twins top pitching prospect Kyle Gibson could require Tommy John surgery.  He’ll have his elbow examined in Minnesota.

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