Gonzalez helps power Twins to 8-3 victory over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Marwin Gonzalez keeps coming through for the Minnesota Twins. The designated hitter homered and drove in three runs as the Twins rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.

Gonzalez's two-run shot in the sixth tied the game at three. Minnesota then broke it open with four in the seventh off Luke Bard (1-2). Gonzalez's two hits extended his hitting streak to 11 games, which is the second-longest active streak in the majors.

The Twins have won five of six on their road trip and at 32-16 have a seven-game lead in the AL Central.

''We have one of the best offenses in the league. We can change a game in one inning and that is basically what we did today,'' said Gonzalez, who is batting .378 with three home runs during his hitting streak. ''We're not depending on two or three guys. Everyone is capable to do good things and it is working right now.''

Minnesota's first four hitters in the order combined to go 8 for 18 and drove in seven runs.

AL batting leader Jorge Polanco and Eddie Rosario each had two hits and drove in two runs while Max Kepler added two hits.

''Eventually we got to the middle of the game, able to kind of settle in and started driving the ball around the ballpark a little bit,'' Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Luis Arraez, who made his major league debut last Saturday, had two hits, including his first home run in the eighth.

The Angels' bullpen had another rough night as it allowed seven runs on eight hits, including two home runs. Starter Trevor Cahill came into the game with 14 home runs allowed but yielded just one run on two hits in five-plus innings.

''The bullpen has been an extreme strength of ours, so I'm not gonna, after two games, claim it's a weakness,'' Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. ''It's a pretty good offensive club we're playing against in the Twins. I'm not gonna read too much into it so we'll come back tomorrow.''

Minnesota's Michael Pineda (4-3) allowed three runs the first two innings but only one hit in his final four innings.

''The first two innings I tried just attack everybody with my fastball. After that, I threw my changeup more,'' Pineda said.

David Fletcher had three hits for Los Angeles, which has dropped three straight. Mike Trout hit his 11th home run , a solo shot to left in the first inning off Pineda's fastball.

The Angels added a pair of runs in the second when Fletcher's single drove in Brian Goodwin and Luis Rengifo scored on a wild pitch by Pineda.

Minnesota rallied to tie it in the sixth. Max Kepler's double to right chased Cahill and Polanco followed with an RBI double. Gonzalez then drove Justin Anderson's slider down the right-field line for his fifth home run of the season.

GOING DEEP

The Twins have homered in 14 of their last 15 games and have 90 on the season, which is second in the majors. Seattle leads with 93.

NICE DEBUT

Arraez has hit safely in all four games in the majors. He has hits in 20 of his last 21 games over three levels - Double-A Pensacola, Triple-A Rochester and the Twins.

REED TO BE RELEASED

Minnesota chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said pitcher Addison Reed will be released once he clears unconditional waivers. The right-handed reliever was designated for assignment last Thursday.

The 30-year-old Reed is getting $8.5 million the second season of a $16.75 million, two-year contract. He went 1-6 with a 4.50 ERA in 55 appearances last season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: C Mitch Garver (high left ankle sprain) took some light swings off a batting tee and some light jogging in Minneapolis.

Angels: C Kevan Smith was hit in the mask by a foul tip during the fourth inning. He was replaced by Jonathan Lucroy in the fifth.

UP NEXT

Twins: LHP Martin Perez (6-1, 2.89 ERA) has 30 strikeouts in May, which is the fifth among American League starters.

Angels: RHP Matt Harvey (1-2, 6.69 ERA) has been charged with two or fewer runs in four of his last five starts.

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  • W: M. Pineda (4-3)L: L. Bard (1-2)
  • HR: MIN - M. Gonzalez (5), L. Arraez (1), LAA - M. Trout (11)
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M. Gonzalez DH52231001.255.329.393.72211.0
E. Rosario LF50220010.264.295.511.8065.5
C. Cron 1B40000113.256.322.519.8410.5
L. Arraez 3B41211001.583.643.9171.5607.0
J. Schoop 2B40000022.266.310.494.803-1.0
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    T. La Stella 3B50000005.299.373.560.9330.0
    M. Trout CF31111111.289.457.5771.0346.5
    S. Ohtani DH40100001.250.339.365.7041.0
    A. Pujols 1B40000012.235.304.436.740-0.5
    K. Calhoun RF40000012.224.305.461.765-0.5
    K. Smith C20000000.290.397.435.8330.0
    J. Lucroy C20100011.265.326.439.7660.5
    B. Goodwin LF31000111.298.369.461.8301.5
    L. Rengifo 2B41100011.158.233.263.4961.5
    D. Fletcher SS30310100.303.349.426.7755.0
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      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Kepler (9), J. Polanco (13), M. Gonzalez (5)
      • HR - M. Gonzalez (5), L. Arraez
      • RBI - J. Polanco 2 (23), M. Gonzalez 3 (16), E. Rosario 2 (37), L. Arraez
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Polanco (13), M. Gonzalez (9), E. Rosario 2 (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, C. Cron 3 (3), J. Schoop, B. Buxton
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Trout (11)
      • RBI - M. Trout (28), D. Fletcher (17)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Fletcher (7)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella 4 (4), M. Trout, K. Calhoun, J. Lucroy
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - E. Rosario (2)
      • CS - B. Buxton (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      M. Pineda (W, 4-3)6.04332315.431.3020.5
      M. Magill1.01000201.801.203.0
      T. May0.20001104.001.33-0.5
      T. Rogers0.10000001.331.330.0
      M. Morin1.02000001.130.751.0
      PITCHERSIP
      M. Pineda (W, 4-3)6.0
      M. Magill1.0
      T. May0.2
      T. Rogers0.1
      M. Morin1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Cahill5.02112506.431.3312.5
      J. Anderson (BS, 1)1.02220113.861.22-0.5
      L. Bard (L, 1-2)1.04440004.221.27-10.0
      N. Ramirez1.01111113.321.200.5
      C. Allen1.01001104.801.871.5
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Cahill5.0
      J. Anderson (BS, 1)1.0
      L. Bard (L, 1-2)1.0
      N. Ramirez1.0
      C. Allen1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - M. Pineda (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pineda 81-51, M. Magill 13-10, T. May 18-10, T. Rogers 1-1, M. Morin 17-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pineda 6-9, M. Magill 1-0, T. May 1-0, M. Morin 1-2
      • Batters Faced - M. Pineda 24, M. Magill 4, T. May 3, T. Rogers, M. Morin 5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - L. Bard (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 90-56, J. Anderson 14-11, L. Bard 35-24, N. Ramirez 19-9, C. Allen 20-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 5-5, L. Bard 1-2
      • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 19, J. Anderson 5, L. Bard 8, N. Ramirez 4, C. Allen 5
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      M. Kepler RF42200100.250.328.464.7926.0
      J. Polanco SS42220121.339.405.5961.0017.0
      M. Gonzalez DH52231001.255.329.393.72211.0
      E. Rosario LF50220010.264.295.511.8065.5
      C. Cron 1B40000113.256.322.519.8410.5
      L. Arraez 3B41211001.583.643.9171.5607.0
      J. Schoop 2B40000022.266.310.494.803-1.0
      J. Castro C31000021.235.358.603.9611.0
      B. Buxton CF30000102.262.325.490.8150.0
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      M. Magill P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      M. Morin P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        T. La Stella 3B50000005.299.373.560.9330.0
        M. Trout CF31111111.289.457.5771.0346.5
        S. Ohtani DH40100001.250.339.365.7041.0
        A. Pujols 1B40000012.235.304.436.740-0.5
        K. Calhoun RF40000012.224.305.461.765-0.5
        K. Smith C20000000.290.397.435.8330.0
        J. Lucroy C20100011.265.326.439.7660.5
        B. Goodwin LF31000111.298.369.461.8301.5
        L. Rengifo 2B41100011.158.233.263.4961.5
        D. Fletcher SS30310100.303.349.426.7755.0
        T. Cahill P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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        C. Allen P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Kepler (9), J. Polanco (13), M. Gonzalez (5)
          • HR - M. Gonzalez (5), L. Arraez
          • RBI - J. Polanco 2 (23), M. Gonzalez 3 (16), E. Rosario 2 (37), L. Arraez
          • 2-Out RBI - J. Polanco (13), M. Gonzalez (9), E. Rosario 2 (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Polanco, C. Cron 3 (3), J. Schoop, B. Buxton
          BATTING
          • HR - M. Trout (11)
          • RBI - M. Trout (28), D. Fletcher (17)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Fletcher (7)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. La Stella 4 (4), M. Trout, K. Calhoun, J. Lucroy
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - E. Rosario (2)
          • CS - B. Buxton (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          M. Pineda (W, 4-3)6.04332315.431.3020.5
          M. Magill1.01000201.801.203.0
          T. May0.20001104.001.33-0.5
          T. Rogers0.10000001.331.330.0
          M. Morin1.02000001.130.751.0
          Total9.0733361---
          PITCHERSIP
          M. Pineda (W, 4-3)6.0
          M. Magill1.0
          T. May0.2
          T. Rogers0.1
          M. Morin1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          T. Cahill5.02112506.431.3312.5
          J. Anderson (BS, 1)1.02220113.861.22-0.5
          L. Bard (L, 1-2)1.04440004.221.27-10.0
          N. Ramirez1.01111113.321.200.5
          C. Allen1.01001104.801.871.5
          Total9.01088482---
          PITCHERSIP
          T. Cahill5.0
          J. Anderson (BS, 1)1.0
          L. Bard (L, 1-2)1.0
          N. Ramirez1.0
          C. Allen1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - M. Pineda (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - M. Pineda 81-51, M. Magill 13-10, T. May 18-10, T. Rogers 1-1, M. Morin 17-12
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Pineda 6-9, M. Magill 1-0, T. May 1-0, M. Morin 1-2
          • Batters Faced - M. Pineda 24, M. Magill 4, T. May 3, T. Rogers, M. Morin 5
          PITCHING
          • HBP - L. Bard (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 90-56, J. Anderson 14-11, L. Bard 35-24, N. Ramirez 19-9, C. Allen 20-11
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 5-5, L. Bard 1-2
          • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 19, J. Anderson 5, L. Bard 8, N. Ramirez 4, C. Allen 5
          • 8TH INNING
            Arraez homered to right center83
          • 7TH INNING
            Rosario singled to shallow right, Polanco and Gonzalez scored73
            Gonzalez doubled to left center, Kepler scored, Polanco to third53
            Polanco singled to right center, Castro scored, Kepler to third43
          • 6TH INNING
            Gonzalez homered to right, Polanco scored33
            Polanco doubled to deep right, Kepler scored13
          • 2ND INNING
            Rengifo scored, Fletcher to second on wild pitch03
            Fletcher singled to left, Goodwin scored, Rengifo to third02
          • 1ST INNING
            Trout homered to left01
          • 9TH INNING
            • Cody Allen relieved Noe Ramirez
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Kepler flied out to deep right
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Polanco walked
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Gonzalez popped out to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Rosario singled to deep right, Polanco to third
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Cron struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Mike Morin relieved Taylor Rogers
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy singled to center
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Goodwin flied out to deep center
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Rengifo lined out to center
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Fletcher singled to left, Lucroy to second
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to third
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Noe Ramirez relieved Luke Bard
            • L. Arraez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Arraez homered to right center
            • J. Schoop: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Schoop struck out swinging
            • J. Castro: Strike looking, Castro lined out to center
            • B. Buxton: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Buxton walked
            • M. Kepler: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Buxton caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Trevor May relieved Matt Magill
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout walked
            • S. Ohtani: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ohtani reached on fielder's choice to second, Trout out at second
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
            • Taylor Rogers relieved Trevor May
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun lined out to left
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Luke Bard relieved Justin Anderson
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Schoop fouled out to catcher
            • J. Castro: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro hit by pitch
            • B. Buxton: Foul, Strike looking, Buxton popped out to second
            • M. Kepler: Pickoff attempt, Kepler singled to shallow left, Castro to second
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Polanco singled to right center, Castro scored, Kepler to third
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez doubled to left center, Kepler scored, Polanco to third
            • E. Rosario: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rosario singled to shallow right, Polanco and Gonzalez scored
            • C. Cron: Ball, Rosario stole second, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Cron grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Matt Magill relieved Michael Pineda
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Goodwin struck out swinging
            • L. Rengifo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Rengifo struck out swinging
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Fletcher singled to center
            • T. La Stella: Ball, Foul, La Stella reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Fletcher out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Foul, Ball, Kepler doubled to deep right center
            • Justin Anderson relieved Trevor Cahill
            • J. Polanco: Polanco doubled to deep right, Kepler scored
            • M. Gonzalez: Gonzalez homered to right, Polanco scored
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosario struck out swinging
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cron lined out to third
            • L. Arraez: Arraez flied out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pineda Pitching:
            • S. Ohtani: Ohtani singled to right
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Pujols lined out to left
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun lined out to right
            • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • Jonathan Lucroy catching
            • L. Arraez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Arraez singled to left
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Schoop struck out looking
            • J. Castro: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
            • B. Buxton: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Buxton lined out to third
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pineda Pitching:
            • L. Rengifo: Ball, Rengifo grounded out to first
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher walked
            • T. La Stella: Pickoff attempt, Ball (pitchout), Strike swinging, La Stella grounded bunt out to catcher, Fletcher to second
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Trout flied out to left
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • M. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to shortstop
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Rosario grounded out to first
            • C. Cron: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Cron popped out to second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pineda Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Calhoun lined out to center
            • K. Smith: Ball, Strike looking, Smith grounded out to third
            • B. Goodwin: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Goodwin flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • J. Castro: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Ball, Buxton grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Kepler: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kepler walked
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Polanco struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pineda Pitching:
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani lined out to center
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Rosario flied out to deep center
            • C. Cron: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Cron walked
            • L. Arraez: Strike swinging, Arraez reached on fielder's choice to first, Cron out at second
            • J. Schoop: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Schoop popped out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pineda Pitching:
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • K. Smith: Ball, Smith lined out to right
            • B. Goodwin: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goodwin walked
            • L. Rengifo: Foul, Rengifo singled to shallow left, Goodwin to second
            • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Fletcher singled to left, Goodwin scored, Rengifo to third
            • T. La Stella: Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt to first, Ball, Rengifo scored, Fletcher to second on wild pitch, Ball, La Stella flied out to right
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • T. Cahill Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Kepler lined out to right
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Polanco struck out on foul tip
            • M. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • M. Pineda Pitching:
            • T. La Stella: Strike looking, La Stella grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Trout: Trout homered to left
            • S. Ohtani: Ball, Ohtani grounded out to shortstop
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols flied out to deep center
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)