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Punto, the slap-hitting shortstop who entered the game batting .202, had his first three-RBI game of the season. He snapped a 5-for-24 skid with his single in the fourth, driving home Michael Cuddyer and Brian Buscher.
Span connected with a similar two-run single moments later to chase Santana, who has missed significant time this season with a sprained ligament in his right elbow, followed by an inflamed right triceps.
Span, the Twins' leadoff hitter, added a two-run homer in the eighth off reliever Shane Loux, who gave up five hits, including two homers.
NOTES: Twins LHP Jose Mijares was taken to a hospital during the early innings after he fell ill in the bullpen. ... Morneau had his 12th career multihomer game. ... Angels RHP Bobby Mosebach allowed an unearned run in the sixth on Punto's RBI double while pitching one inning in his second major league appearance.
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