ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joe Mauer, Robbie Grossman and Max Kepler each hit a two-run homer to power to an 11-5 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night.
For the third consecutive game, the Angels’ Albert Pujols remained at 599 career home runs while going 0 for 4.
Right-hander Kyle Gibson, in his third start since a brief minor-league demotion, turned in his best game of the season. Gibson (2-4) took a shutout into the sixth inning before tiring and giving up two runs. He allowed six hits in a season-high 5 2/3 innings while throwing 98 pitches – also a season-high.
Right-hander JC Ramirez (5-4) suffered his worst start of the season for the Angels, giving up the seven runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings. .
Danny Espinosa hit a two-run homer for the Angels in the ninth.