Pujols ties Musial on RBI list; Angels beat Twins 2-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Albert Pujols met Hall of Famer Stan Musial during his time with the St. Louis Cardinals and grew to appreciate Musial and his legacy.

For now, the pair is sharing a place in baseball's record books.

Pujols hit his 623rd career homer and tied Musial for seventh on the career RBI list with 1,951, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Minnesota Twins 2-1 after a four-hour rain delay Saturday.

Pujols' solo home run in the sixth proved to be the difference as Tyler Skaggs (5-4) allowed one run in seven innings and matched a season best with eight strikeouts.

The team announced Pujols is sending the ball he hit, his jersey and bat from Saturday's game to the family of Musial, who died in 2013.

''I know those two had a chance to spend a lot of time together when he was in St. Louis and he respects him, respects his legacy tremendously,'' Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said. ''For him to be in the same sentence with Stan Musial I know is a nice feeling for Albert.''

Ian Kinsler had a solo home run, his sixth in the past 11 games, for the Angels. Blake Parker recorded his seventh save as Los Angeles won for the seventh time in its past eight games.

Kyle Gibson (1-4) allowed both home runs before completing seven innings. He gave up five hits, walked two and struck out five batters as Minnesota fell to 3-13 in one-run games.

Gibson threw a career-high 118 pitches. He's posted six consecutive quality starts without a win.

''Offensively when you're struggling, it's just tough,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''Especially not taking advantage of some of these really good starts that we've been getting.''

The four-hour rain delay is the second longest in Target Field history behind a 4:50 delay last June against the Chicago White Sox.

Pujols struck in the sixth with a towering homer to the second deck in left field.

''They were really spitting out some sliders and some good fastballs away and, unfortunately I just made the wrong pitch at the wrong time, and Albert did what Albert does,'' Gibson said. ''He did a really good job on that pitch.''

Pujols added a single in the eighth for his 3,027th career hit, which ranks 27th on the career list. He's seventh on the home run list, seven behind Ken Griffey Jr., and his RBI total is 44 behind Lou Gehrig for sixth.

''The names that are thrown up next to his are names that all baseball fans know and some are names that just people know,'' Kinsler said. ''He's passing, I guess you could call them, legends. It's a lot of fun to watch.''

Minnesota's lone run crossed the plate in the sixth after Max Kepler grounded into a double play, but Robbie Grossman got caught in a rundown before being tagged out, allowing Eddie Rosario to score.

ENERGY TO SPARE

Skaggs had his second straight strong start. He was coming off six scoreless innings in a win against Texas on June 3. The left-hander retired 11 of the first 13 batters he faced and ended up giving up five hits and one walk in tying his longest outing of the season.

''I had like four Red Bulls and a lot of energy drinks,'' Skaggs said of how he spent the rain delay. ''So, I was ready to go. I woke up early, got here on the first bus because I wanted to wake up for the game. I think it worked out really well.''

ANGELS ANNOUNCER CLEARED

Los Angeles radio play-by-play announcer Terry Smith was released from a local hospital after an irregular heartbeat forced him to leave Friday's broadcast. Smith was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center where he underwent tests.

The team said Smith was cleared after the testing and he'll return to the broadcast on Monday in Seattle.

MINNESOTA MOVES

The Twins recalled OF Jake Cave from Triple-A Rochester before the game and optioned RHP Tyler Duffey. Cave hit .111 in three games earlier this season, including his first major league hit on a home run.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: C Martin Maldonado was out of the lineup a day after fouling a ball off his foot. But Scioscia said he planned to start rookie catcher Jose Briceno anyway because of the day game following a night game.

Twins: OF Byron Buxton (10-day disabled list) ran on an antigravity treadmill Friday as he tests his broken left great toe. Buxton was likely to advance to hitting off a tee Saturday.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Nick Tropeano (3-3, 4.35 ERA) starts the series finale. Tropeano allowed five runs in 4 2/3 innings in his last start against Kansas City.

Twins: RHP Fernando Romero (2-2, 3.96) will take the mound looking to follow-up his two-run, six-inning start last week against Chicago. The rookie has allowed two runs or fewer in five of his career seven starts.

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  • W: T. Skaggs (5-4)L: K. Gibson (1-4)S: B. Parker (7)
  • HR: LAA - A. Pujols (9), I. Kinsler (8)
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    B. Dozier 2B40000021.239.315.413.728-1.0
    E. Rosario LF41200010.318.355.566.9222.5
    E. Escobar 3B40000012.284.337.560.897-0.5
    R. Grossman DH40100010.228.318.329.6470.5
    M. Kepler RF40100001.239.329.432.7611.0
    M. Sano 1B40200021.212.278.431.7092.0
    G. Petit PR00000000.308.400.308.7080.0
    E. Adrianza SS20100110.238.302.381.6832.5
    a- J. Cave PH10000011.100.100.400.500-0.5
    R. LaMarre CF30000013.260.313.312.625-0.5
    B. Wilson C20000001.167.208.313.5200.0
    b- L. Morrison PH10000000.191.302.339.6410.0
    M. Garver C00000000.216.293.324.6170.0
    • a-struck out for Adrianza in the 9th
    • b-flied out for Wilson in the 8th
    BATTING
    • HR - I. Kinsler (8), A. Pujols (9)
    • RBI - I. Kinsler (17), A. Pujols (33)
    • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler (5)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Sano (9), E. Adrianza (12)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - J. Upton (4)
    FIELDING
    • DP - (Fernandez-Cozart-Kinsler)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - E. Rosario (5)
    • DP - (Dozier-Adrianza-Sano)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Skaggs (W, 5-4)7.05111803.081.2328.0
    J. Anderson (H, 10)1.01000103.541.522.5
    B. Parker (S, 7)1.01000102.561.209.5
    PITCHERSIP
    T. Skaggs (W, 5-4)7.0
    J. Anderson (H, 10)1.0
    B. Parker (S, 7)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gibson (L, 1-4)7.05222523.451.1912.5
    T. Hildenberger1.01000002.531.032.0
    Z. Duke1.00000103.321.523.5
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gibson (L, 1-4)7.0
    T. Hildenberger1.0
    Z. Duke1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 112-74, J. Anderson 17-11, B. Parker 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 5-7
    • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 26, J. Anderson 4, B. Parker 4
    PITCHING
    • HBP - T. Hildenberger (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 118-71, T. Hildenberger 15-10, Z. Duke 12-8
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 12-3, T. Hildenberger 1-1, Z. Duke 1-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 27, T. Hildenberger 4, Z. Duke 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    I. Kinsler 2B41111000.219.281.393.6746.0
    M. Trout CF30100100.306.439.6461.0852.0
    J. Upton LF20000111.257.338.477.8153.5
    A. Pujols DH41211013.252.287.410.6986.5
    L. Valbuena 3B-1B40000020.230.286.366.652-1.0
    Z. Cozart SS40100000.230.301.380.6821.0
    J. Fernandez 1B30100001.333.333.333.6671.0
    N. Fontana PR-3B10000010.000.000.000.000-0.5
    J. Briceno C30000002.267.313.667.9790.0
    M. Hermosillo RF30000010.143.250.238.488-0.5
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Dozier 2B40000021.239.315.413.728-1.0
      E. Rosario LF41200010.318.355.566.9222.5
      E. Escobar 3B40000012.284.337.560.897-0.5
      R. Grossman DH40100010.228.318.329.6470.5
      M. Kepler RF40100001.239.329.432.7611.0
      M. Sano 1B40200021.212.278.431.7092.0
      G. Petit PR00000000.308.400.308.7080.0
      E. Adrianza SS20100110.238.302.381.6832.5
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      R. LaMarre CF30000013.260.313.312.625-0.5
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      • a-struck out for Adrianza in the 9th
      • b-flied out for Wilson in the 8th
      BATTING
      • HR - I. Kinsler (8), A. Pujols (9)
      • RBI - I. Kinsler (17), A. Pujols (33)
      • 2-Out RBI - I. Kinsler (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Sano (9), E. Adrianza (12)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - J. Upton (4)
      FIELDING
      • DP - (Fernandez-Cozart-Kinsler)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - E. Rosario (5)
      • DP - (Dozier-Adrianza-Sano)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Skaggs (W, 5-4)7.05111803.081.2328.0
      J. Anderson (H, 10)1.01000103.541.522.5
      B. Parker (S, 7)1.01000102.561.209.5
      Total9.07111100---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Skaggs (W, 5-4)7.0
      J. Anderson (H, 10)1.0
      B. Parker (S, 7)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson (L, 1-4)7.05222523.451.1912.5
      T. Hildenberger1.01000002.531.032.0
      Z. Duke1.00000103.321.523.5
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      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson (L, 1-4)7.0
      T. Hildenberger1.0
      Z. Duke1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Skaggs 112-74, J. Anderson 17-11, B. Parker 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Skaggs 5-7
      • Batters Faced - T. Skaggs 26, J. Anderson 4, B. Parker 4
      PITCHING
      • HBP - T. Hildenberger (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 118-71, T. Hildenberger 15-10, Z. Duke 12-8
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 12-3, T. Hildenberger 1-1, Z. Duke 1-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 27, T. Hildenberger 4, Z. Duke 3
      • 6TH INNING
        Kepler grounded into double play first to shortstop to second to shortstop, Rosario scored, Grossman out at second21
        Pujols homered to left20
      • 3RD INNING
        Kinsler homered to left10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mitch Garver catching
        • Zach Duke relieved Trevor Hildenberger
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valbuena flied out to deep right
        • Z. Cozart: Foul, Ball, Cozart grounded out to third
        • N. Fontana: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Fontana struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Blake Parker relieved Justin Anderson
        • R. Grossman: Ball, Grossman popped out to shortstop
        • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kepler fouled out to third
        • M. Sano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Sano singled to right
        • Gregorio Petit ran for Miguel Sano
        • Jake Cave hit for Ehire Adrianza
        • J. Cave: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Kyle Gibson
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to third
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Trout flied out to deep center
        • J. Upton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Upton hit by pitch
        • A. Pujols: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Upton stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pujols singled to left, Upton out at home
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Justin Anderson relieved Tyler Skaggs
        • Logan Morrison hit for Bobby Wilson
        • L. Morrison: Morrison flied out to right
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Dozier struck out looking
        • E. Rosario: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rosario singled to right
        • E. Escobar: Escobar flied out to center
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Fernandez singled to right
        • Nolan Fontana ran for Jose Miguel Fernandez
        • J. Briceno: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Briceno grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Fontana out at second
        • M. Hermosillo: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hermosillo grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • M. Sano: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Adrianza struck out looking
        • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, LaMarre struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • J. Upton: Foul, Upton grounded out to third
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Pujols homered to left
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Valbuena grounded out to first
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Cozart grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Rosario singled to center
        • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Grossman singled to left, Rosario to third
        • M. Kepler: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Kepler grounded into double play first to shortstop to second to shortstop, Rosario scored, Grossman out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • M. Hermosillo: Strike looking, Hermosillo grounded out to shortstop
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trout: Foul, Trout grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Adrianza doubled to left center
        • R. LaMarre: Strike looking, LaMarre grounded out to pitcher
        • B. Wilson: Wilson flied out to right
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Dozier struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • L. Valbuena: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Valbuena struck out looking
        • Z. Cozart: Ball, Ball, Cozart singled to right center
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Fernandez popped out to second
        • J. Briceno: Ball, Strike looking, Briceno grounded into fielder's choice to third, Cozart out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • E. Escobar: Escobar flied out to deep center
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
        • M. Kepler: Kepler singled to center
        • M. Sano: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Sano struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • J. Briceno: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Briceno flied out to right
        • M. Hermosillo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hermosillo struck out looking
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kinsler homered to left
        • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Upton walked, Trout to second
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Pujols struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • B. Wilson: Ball, Strike looking, Wilson lined out to center
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Dozier grounded out to shortstop
        • E. Rosario: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rosario flied out to deep center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • Z. Cozart: Strike looking, Ball, Cozart flied out to deep right
        • J. Fernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fernandez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • R. Grossman: Grossman lined out to shortstop
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Kepler lined out to left
        • M. Sano: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sano doubled to deep left
        • E. Adrianza: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adrianza walked
        • R. LaMarre: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, LaMarre grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Adrianza out at second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Trout singled to center
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Upton struck out looking
        • A. Pujols: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pujols grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. Skaggs Pitching:
        • B. Dozier: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dozier popped out to catcher
        • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
        • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar grounded out to first
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)