Twins 5W: C. Silva (5-3)
L: D. Lowe (5-6)
S: Nathan (18)Dodgers 3
Justin Morneau homered and tied a career high with four RBI and Torii Hunter added a solo shot for visiting Minnesota.
Carlos Silva was staked to a 4-0 lead and won consecutive starts for the first time this season.
Jason Grabowski led off the fifth with his second homer in three games to trim Minnesota's lead to 4-1. Hunter got the run back in the sixth with a drive into the left field pavilion.
Hee Seop Choi and Jeff Kent each hit solo homers in the sixth to cut the Twins' lead to 5-3.
MinnesotaABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals33510515 -- LFord lf411000.283LRodriguez 2b423000.367Morneau 1b412400.286THunter cf311101.277JJones rf401001.290Williams 3b402001.600Cuddyer 3b000000.258Redmond c300000.212JCastro ss400000.254CSilva p200002.000LeCroy ph000010.260Romero p000000---MRyan ph100000.333Nathan p000000---Los AngelesABRHBIBBSOAVGTotals3237318 -- Izturis ss301000.310Robles ss100000.206Choi 1b411102.250JDrew cf300011.276JKent 2b412100.288Werth rf-lf400001.258Perez 3b401001.368Grabowski lf211100.186Edwards ph100001.327Wunsch p000000.000Osoria p000000---JPhillips c301000.272DLowe p200001.172Carrara p000000---Repko ph-rf100001.219Minnesota
202001000 -- 5100Los Angeles
000012000 -- 370 LOB: Minnesota 4, Los Angeles 3. 2B: LRodriguez (2). HR: JKent (13), off CSilva; Choi (9), off CSilva; THunter (10), off DLowe; Grabowski (3), off CSilva; Morneau (9), off DLowe. RBI: Morneau 4 (34), THunter (39), Choi (25), JKent (50), Grabowski (6). S: Redmond. GIDP: Morneau, THunter, Redmond, Choi, Werth.
DP: Minnesota 2 (LRodriguez, JCastro and Morneau), (LRodriguez, JCastro and Morneau); Los Angeles 3 (JKent, Izturis and Choi), (Perez, JKent and Choi), (Perez, JKent and Choi).
MinnesotaIP HRERBBSONPERACSilva, W6 73312853.15Romero2 00004241.38Nathan, S1 00002152.67Los AngelesIP HRERBBSONPERADLowe, L6 85505723.62Carrara1 10010204.33WunschC0000054.50Osoria1B10000190.00 HBP: by Osoria (THunter).
T: 2:23. A: 53,354 (56,000).