(Sports Network) - Right-hander Tommy Hanson gets his first career look at the
Minnesota Twins when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim visit them in the
finale of a three-game series at Target Field.
Hanson, a native of Tulsa, Okla., was 45-32 in 110 appearances with the
Atlanta Braves through the end of 2012 before they dealt him to the Angels on
Nov. 30, 2012 for Jordan Walden.
He opened his career with the Angels on April 6 at Texas and earned an 8-4
victory after allowing three runs on six hits in six innings. His record
dropped to .500 after start No. 2, in which he gave up five runs on eight hits
in five innings of a 5-0 loss to Houston.
Hanson earned double-digit wins in each of four seasons with the Braves,
including a career-high 13 last season in 31 starts with a 4.48 earned run
For Minnesota, righty Vance Worley hopes to rebound from an abysmal third
outing of 2013.
Acquired from Philadelphia in the offseason for outfielder Ben Revere, Worley
was 0-1 in two starts before April 12 against the New York Mets, when he
allowed a ghastly seven hits and nine runs - all earned - in a single inning
of a 16-5 loss to the Mets.
The outing bumped his ERA from 5.73 to 10.50, nearly seven runs over his
career mark - through 56 big-league outings - of 3.79.
Wednesday's game will be Worley's 50th start in the majors.
On Tuesday, Joe Mauer had four hits and three RBI for the second straight
game, and the Twins clubbed their way to an 8-6 victory.
Minnesota topped Monday's season-high 12-hit performance with 15 on Tuesday to
collect its second straight win over the Angels. Mauer extended his personal
hitting streak to nine games.
"A lot of guys came through in different situations," said Mauer. "It was nice
to see, you got to do that to beat good teams."
Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored while Justin Morneau
and Wilkin Ramirez each had two hits and an RBI in the victory to send Los
Angeles to its second 4-10 start in club history.
Mike Pelfrey (1-1) was just good enough to pick up the win. He was charged
with four runs on seven hits over five innings of work. Glen Perkins worked
out of a jam to notch his third save.
The Angels have had only one starter pitch into the seventh inning this
season, and Jason Vargas (0-2) wasn't even close in his attempt, needing 90
pitches to get through 3 1/3 frames. He was lit up for five runs on nine hits.
"There's not one magic cure for all the guys that are struggling right now,"
Angels manager Mike Sciosca said. "Everybody has their own unique set of
circumstances and they're going to have to make the adjustments according to
their own game and what they need to do."
Mike Trout recorded his fourth multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with three RBI.
Albert Pujols, Peter Bourjos and Andrew Romine had an RBI apiece in the
setback, the Angels' seventh in nine games.
The Angels have won five of their last six against the Twins.
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