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Blanton struggles again in Angels' loss

Posted: July 22, 2013 10:56 p.m.
Updated: July 22, 2013 10:56 p.m.

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Joe Blanton bites his jersey while walking off the field against the Minnesota Twins on Monday in Anaheim.

 

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Clete Thomas homered and hit an RBI double, then robbed pinch-hitter Chris Iannetta of a go-ahead homer in the eighth inning to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-3 Monday night and hand Joe Blanton his major league-worst 13th defeat.

Samuel Deduno (6-4) allowed two runs, four hits and five walks over seven innings while striking out five on the anniversary of his first big league victory. The 30-year-old right-hander faced a lineup missing cleanup hitter Josh Hamilton because of stiffness in his right ankle.

Casey Fien gave up two hits in the eighth and was replaced by All-Star closer Glen Perkins. Pinch-hitter Collin Cowgill greeted the left-hander with an RBI single, and Iannetta drove the next pitch on a high arc toward the left-field fence, where Thomas made a leaping grab.

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