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Herrmann slam helps Twins win in 10

Herrmann slam helps Twins win in 10 Click to Enlarge Photo: Christine Zalewski, Photos.com

Jul 24, 2013 at 6:04 am

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Herrmann, making an emergency start behind the plate for expectant father Joe Mauer, hit his first career grand slam in a seven-run 10th inning that sent the Minnesota Twins past the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 on Tuesday night.

Ryan Doumit snapped a 3-all tie in the 10th with an RBI double against Angels closer Ernesto Frieri. Herrmann followed a one-out intentional walk to Clete Thomas with his second big league homer and Minnesota's first grand slam since Mauer's shot off Kansas City's Luke Hochevar last Sept. 1.

Twins No. 9 hitter Pedro Florimon capped the rally with his sixth homer, a two-run shot against Billy Buckner. Florimon also had an RBI groundout in the seventh.

Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo homered for Los Angeles.

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