Apr 15, 2013 11:58 PM by Andrew Masuda

Former Mustangs Correia, Fien shut down Angels, Twins win 8-2

Former Cal Poly pitcher Kevin Correia earned his first career American League win and fellow former Mustang Casey Fien pitched a scoreless ninth in the Minnesota Twins' 8-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

It marked the second time this season the two former Cal Poly right-handed pitchers threw in the same game for Minnesota. Correia was tagged with the loss the last time it happened, which was last week in a 3-1 defeat to Kansas City.

The 32 year old Correia scattered 8 hits and 2 earned runs in 7 innings of work against the Twins to earn the victory. The former Mustangs struck out 5 and walked 1. The two runs he allowed came on solo home run from Peter Bourjos in the first and Brendan Harris in the third.

In his eleventh season in the Major Leagues, Correia has 61 career wins to go with 66 losses. He is 1-1 with a 2.95 ERA during his first season in the American League with the Twins.

Fien pitched a scoreless ninth to preserve the victory. The 29 year old right-handed reliever has thrown in 7 games this season for the Twins, his fourth in the big leagues.

Blanton allowed 4 runs and 9 hits in 4 2/3 innings for the Angels. He fell to 0-3 on the season and his ERA jumped to 8.59.

Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo led the Angels with 2 hits apiece. The Twins outhit the Angels 12-9. Joe Mauer went 4 for 5 with 3 RBI, including a home run against Blanton.



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