Sánchez homers 15, drives in four and the Twins beat the Angels

Sánchez pega jonrón 15, empuja cuatro y los Mellizos vencen a Angelinos

Gary Sanchez drove in four runs, including three with a home run in the fifth inning, and the Minnesota Twins snapped a five-game losing streak with an 8-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday.

Puerto Rican José Miranda and Colombian Gio Ushela added three hits each for Minnesota, which was eliminated on Friday in the Central Division of the American League. The Twins saw their chance to advance to the postseason slip away with eight losses in nine games.

Sánchez hit his 15th home run of the year and his second in the last 23 games in a 3-0 count off reliever Mike Myers.

Griffin Jax (7-3) earned the win with a scoreless inning in relief of starter Joe Ryan.

Ryan, who has allowed three hits in his last two starts — a stretch of 14 2/3 shutout innings — gave up three runs on four hits in four innings, walking three.

Reid Detmers (6-6) gave up five runs — four earned — in just over four innings with Los Angeles, which had three errors.

For the Angels, the Venezuelans Luis Rengifo 5-2 with a run scored, Livian Soto 3-2 with a run scored.

For the Twins, the Puerto Ricans José Miranda 5-3 with a run scored, Carlos Correa 5-1 with an RBI. The Venezuelans Luis Arráez 4-2 with two runs scored, Jermaine Palacios 2-0 with a run scored and an RBI. Colombian Gio Urshela 4-3 with two runs scored and one RBI. The Dominicans Gary Sánchez 3-1 with a run scored and four RBIs, Gilberto Celestino 4-0 with an RBI.


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