In the Angels series with the Minnesota Twins, it’s been home runs that decided the outcome. The same was true Sunday as the Twins parlayed two homers into three runs to defeat the Halos 3-2 in Anaheim.
The loss dropped the Orange County team into a tie for second place in the American League West with the surging Seattle Mariners. The Angels are 29-31 (.483 winning percentage) and the M’s (28-30 and .483).
Minnesota got a solo home run in the third inning from Jason Castro and a two-run shot in the sixth from Miguel Sano. The Angels scored solo runs in the third and fourth. Ben Revere was the top hitter for the home team, with two singles in four at-bats and a run batted in.
Ricky Nolasco (2-6) took the loss. He worked 5.2 innings, yielding seven hits and three runs. He struck out seven batters and walked none.
“I felt really good,” Nolasco said. “It comes down to a couple mistakes there.”
The Angels now travel to Detroit to take on the Tigers (27-28). They’ll have Monday as a travel day, and start a three-game series in Motor City on Tuesday.