The Angels swept the series, but the first three games were very close. Anaheim pitching was the key, compiling a 1.15 ERA. Gio Gonzalez won twice, striking out 20 (including 13 in the finale).
Anaheim 4, Minnesota 2
Wilson Betemit, who hadn't homered in about 2 months, slugged a 3-run shot in the 4th, and Kenley Jansen recorded a 4-out save.
Anaheim 3, Minnesota 2
Prince Fielder homered in the 12th inning after Kenley Jansen worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 11th. Ross Detwiler allowed only 1 hit in 7 innings, but it was a 2-run homer to David Freese in the 6th. The Angels, though, clawed back with Miguel Montero's RBI single in the 8th and Alfonso Soriano's sac fly in the 9th.
Anaheim 3, Minnesota 1
Andy Pettitte and the Angels bullpen combined on a 5-hitter, and Nick Markakis delivered a tie-breaking, 2-run single in the 6th.
Anaheim 8, Minnesota 0
Gio Gonzalez scattered 9 hits and struck out 13 to complete the sweep. Brandon Moss belted a 3-run HR in the 3rd, and finished with 4 RBIs. Alfonso Soriano also contributed a 2-run HR.