Game 5: Angels-Twins …

Angels (2-2)

Erick Aybar, SS
Howie Kendrick, 2B
Albert Pujols, 1B
Kendrys Morales, DH
Torii Hunter, RF
Vernon Wells, LF
Alberto Callaspo, 3B
Chris Iannetta, C
Peter Bourjos, CF
SP: RH Jered Weaver (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Twins (0-4)

Denard Span, CF
Jamey Carroll, SS
Joe Mauer, C
Justin Morneau, DH
Josh Willingham, LF
Ryan Doumit, RF
Danny Valencia, 3B
Chris Parmelee, 1B
Alexi Casilla, 2B
SP: RH Carl Pavano (0-1, 5.14 ERA)

Some notes from this morning …

  • Tough news for Michael Kohn, who had a couple of setbacks with a right forearm strain and was visiting Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday: He’ll undergo Tommy John surgery; 12-month recovery.
  • Jerome Williams is here, after having a solid final rehab outing. Nothing definite yet from Mike Scioscia, but it looks like he’ll get the ball at Yankee Stadium on Sunday if his bullpen session goes well tomorrow.
  • No Mark Trumbo at third base today. He’s expected to get the nod Thursday, against lefty Francisco Liriano. Scioscia is riding Callaspo’s good career numbers vs. Pavano (.364 BA, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs in 33 ABs).

Some game notes, courtesy of Angels PR …

  • The Angels haven’t been better than 2-2 through the first four games of a season since 2008 (3-1).
  • Angels currently hold a .318 BA with 12 doubles, five triples and 10 HRs off Pavano.
  • Halos have won six of their last eight vs. Minnesota.
  • On this date in club history … Mark Langston and Mike Witt combined for a no-hitter against the Mariners (1990); the Angels collected their first ever victory in their inaugural game, 7-2, in Baltimore (1961). … Poor O’s.

Some links from Monday and Tuesday …

Some AL West links …

  • Ian Kinsler, Rangers finalize extension
  • Blake Beavan comes up short in duel vs Rangers
  • A’s reliever Joey Devine to undergo second Tommy John

And the Heat were outplayed by the Celtics for the second straight time — this time at home.

Alden

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