Jason Castro, Twins
Delivered the big hit his team needed when he lined a 1-2 pitch to left for a two-run single in the ninth inning.
BY THE NUMBERS
84 Pitches, and 51 strikes, for starters Adalberto Mejia and Alex Meyer, who had nearly identical pitching lines (six innings, one run, five hits, two walks).
.116 Kole Calhoun’s batting average (5-for-43) vs. lefthanders entering Thursday, but he hit first-pitch home runs in consecutive at-bats against Adalberto Mejia and Taylor Rogers.
Kyle Gibson pitched seven strong innings against the Angels in his lone appearance against them in 2016.
La VELLE E. NEAL III