MLB: Los Angeles Angels 4, Minnesota 3

May 1, 2012 at 1:30 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif., May 1 (UPI) -- Torii Hunter homered and drove in three runs Monday, helping the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Minnesota.

Hunter put the Angels ahead with a first-inning RBI single and then lifted a two-run shot in the fourth for a 3-0 Los Angeles lead.

The Angels got the eventual game-winning run in the seventh when Chris Iannetta connected for a solo homer, and then survived a Twins' eighth-inning rally to post only their second win in eight contests.

C.J. Wilson (3-2) collected the victory, surrendering three runs on five hits over 7 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out four.

Scott Downs recorded the final out in the eighth after Minnesota had scored three runs, and then hurled a scoreless ninth to pick up his second save.

Twins starter Nick Blackburn (0-3) was touched for three runs on seven hits over six full innings.

Alexi Casilla went 3-for-4 with an RBI double for Minnesota, which fell for the eighth time in 10 games.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
UFC title-bout pullout has MMA chirping
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'