Published April 17, 2013
| Sports Network
Right-hander Tommy Hanson gets his first career look at the Minnesota Twins when the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim visit them in the finale of a three-game series at Target Field.
Hanson, a native of Tulsa, Okla., was 45-32 in 110 appearances with the Atlanta Braves through the end of 2012 before they dealt him to the Angels on Nov. 30, 2012 for Jordan Walden.
He opened his career with the Angels on April 6 at Texas and earned an 8-4 victory after allowing three runs on six hits in six innings. His record dropped to .500 after start No. 2, in which he gave up five runs on eight hits in five innings of a 5-0 loss to Houston.
Hanson earned double-digit wins in each of four seasons with the Braves, including a career-high 13 last season in 31 starts with a 4.48 earned run average.
For Minnesota, righty Vance Worley hopes to rebound from an abysmal third outing of 2013.
Acquired from Philadelphia in the offseason for outfielder Ben Revere, Worley was 0-1 in two starts before April 12 against the New York Mets, when he allowed a ghastly seven hits and nine runs - all earned - in a single inning of a 16-5 loss to the Mets.
The outing bumped his ERA from 5.73 to 10.50, nearly seven runs over his career mark - through 56 big-league outings - of 3.79.
Wednesday's game will be Worley's 50th start in the majors.
On Tuesday, Joe Mauer had four hits and three RBI for the second straight game, and the Twins clubbed their way to an 8-6 victory.
Minnesota topped Monday's season-high 12-hit performance with 15 on Tuesday to collect its second straight win over the Angels. Mauer extended his personal hitting streak to nine games.
"A lot of guys came through in different situations," said Mauer. "It was nice to see, you got to do that to beat good teams."
Brian Dozier went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored while Justin Morneau and Wilkin Ramirez each had two hits and an RBI in the victory to send Los Angeles to its second 4-10 start in club history.
Mike Pelfrey (1-1) was just good enough to pick up the win. He was charged with four runs on seven hits over five innings of work. Glen Perkins worked out of a jam to notch his third save.
The Angels have had only one starter pitch into the seventh inning this season, and Jason Vargas (0-2) wasn't even close in his attempt, needing 90 pitches to get through 3 1/3 frames. He was lit up for five runs on nine hits.
"There's not one magic cure for all the guys that are struggling right now," Angels manager Mike Sciosca said. "Everybody has their own unique set of circumstances and they're going to have to make the adjustments according to their own game and what they need to do."
Mike Trout recorded his fourth multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Albert Pujols, Peter Bourjos and Andrew Romine had an RBI apiece in the setback, the Angels' seventh in nine games.
The Angels have won five of their last six against the Twins.