Twins hold on for a win

Published 7:46 am Thursday, May 16, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — This strong start by the first-place Minnesota Twins has been fueled by an ample supply of power.

Byron Buxton and Jason Castro each hit two-run homers, just the cushion that was needed to withstand a late surge by the Los Angeles Angels.

“Just put good swings on the ball,” Buxton said, “and the ball will do what it does.”

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Twins reliever Mike Morin hit Mike Trout with a bases-loaded pitch that forced in a run in the ninth inning before retiring Shohei Ohtani to end the game on a groundout and preserve an 8-7 victory.