Garver double lifts Twins over Halos in 12th

The Associated PressANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) —Eddie Rosario scored all the way from first on Mitch Garver’s double in the 12th inning and the Minnesota Twins got past the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Saturday night.

After Jefry Marte grounded out on a weak ball back to Trevor Hildenberger (1-0) with the bases loaded to end the 11th, Rosario came all the way around on Garver’s ground ball down the third-base line to put the Twins back in front.

Rosario, who went 2-for-4, had singled on a ground ball past Noe Ramirez (1-2).

Garver then scored from second on Gregorio Petit’s single to center.

Fernando Rodney earned his seventh save, getting Zack Cozart to fly out to left to end the game after walking Rene Rivera with two outs.

The Twins improved to 7-2 on their 10-game road trip, which concludes against the Angels on Sunday.

Minnesota got to starter Nick Tropeano with three runs in the third, as Byron Buxton, Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier each had an RBI.

The Angels got one back in the bottom of the third when Cozart scored on a chopper to third by Justin Upton to make it 3-1.

Meanwhile, Angels right-hander Shohei Ohtani (3-1, 4.10) on Sunday makes his first start at home since April 17, when he left early because of a blister after giving up three runs in two innings against Boston.

That was the only one of Ohtani’s five major league starts in which he failed to pitch into the sixth inning.


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