Twins rout Angels

Jason Kubel went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two 5, to game set.

Trevor Plouffe hit a solo home run and scored three times, while Danny Valencia, Luke Hughes and Drew Butera each drove in two for the Twins, who have won two straight.

Carl Pavano (7-11) got the win as he gave up just four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings. It was his first win since July 7 as he was 0-5 over his previous nine starts.

Erick Aybar hit two triples, drove in a run and scored once for the Angels, who fell to 4 1/2 games back of the Rangers for first place in the AL West.

Tyler Chatwood (6-10) dropped his fourth straight decision as he was touched for six runs and five hits with five walks in just 3 2/3 innings for the Angels, who have dropped four of six.