MLB: Minnesota 8, Los Angeles Angels 6

April 17, 2013 at 1:30 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, April 17 (UPI) -- Minnesota's Joe Mauer notched his second straight game with four hits and three RBI Tuesday, boosting the Twins over the Los Angeles Angels 8-6.

Mauer, who led Minnesota's 12-hit attack in Monday's victory over the Angels, sparked a 15-hit assault Tuesday, extending his nine-game hitting streak as the Twins clinched their three-game home series.

Brian Dozier contributed two hits with two RBI while Wilkin Ramirez and Justin Morneau each provided a pair of hits and drove in a run for Minnesota.

Mike Pelfrey (2-1) overcame a rough start to earn the decision, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings.

Glen Perkins survived a hit and walk in the ninth to record his third save.

Angels starter Jason Vargas (0-2) was pounded for five runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 frames as Los Angeles fell to 4-10 to start the season.

Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with three RBI in the loss.

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'
Texas Rangers' Hamilton promises cautious approach
Cowherd has very awkward interview with Michigan's Harbaugh
Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'
UFC title-bout pullout has MMA chirping