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Arcia, Park homer in 8th to lift Twins over Angels 6-4

Arcia, Park homer in 8th to lift Twins over Angels 6-4 Click to Enlarge Photo: Ann Heisenfelt

Apr 16, 2016 at 4:47 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Oswaldo Arcia and Byung Ho Park homered in the eighth inning to lift Minnesota over the Los Angeles Angels 6-4 on Saturday, giving the Twins their second consecutive comeback victory after opening the season with nine straight defeats.

Arcia broke a 4-all tie with his first home run of the season. It came off reliever Joe Smith (0-1) and was Minnesota's first hit since the fifth inning. One batter later, Park — who had the decisive hit Friday night — added his own solo shot to give the Twins some insurance.

Trevor Plouffe had three hits and also homered for Minnesota.

Ryan Pressly (1-0) pitched a 1-2-3 eighth for the win in relief of starter Ricky Nolasco. Kevin Jepsen threw a scoreless ninth for his second save.

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