ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Luke Hughes drove in a run during each of Minnesota's two big innings Friday and the Twins produced 16 hits to blast the Los Angeles Angels 13-5.
The Angels fell 4 1/2 games behind first-place Texas in the race for the American League West crown.
Los Angeles had a 2-1 lead going into the fourth, but the Twins scored five times in that inning to take control. Hughes doubled home the second run of the inning and later scored on one of two bases-loaded walks issued in the frame by Tyler Chatwood.
Los Angeles reliever Fernando Rodney also gave up two bases-loaded walks during a four-run eighth, one of them to Hughes.
Hughes was one of five Minnesota players with two RBI. The Twins won their second straight after having captured only two of their previous 13 games.
Chatwood (6-10) lasted just 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on five hits.
Carl Pavano (7-11) allowed three runs on seven hits in 6 2/3 innings for the victory.