The Twins had 12 hits in all, while getting five-plus serviceable innings from starting pitcher Louie Varland and four shutout innings from the bullpen to seal the victory. The only runs the Angels scored off Varland came on an RBI groundout by Jared Walsh and a solo homer from Shohei Ohtani
Varland (2-0) began the sixth inning but gave up the homer to Ohtani and a single to Hunter Renfroe before hitting Brandon Drury with a pitch. Twins manager Rocco Baldelli went to his bullpen, summoning Jovani Moran, who retired the next three hitters in order to get out of the inning
Relievers Jorge Lopez, Brock Stewart and Jhoan Duran followed Moran to close it out.
Varland kept the Angels off the scoreboard until the fourth, when Renfroe singled and went to third on a double by Drury to lead off the inning. Walsh, making his season debut after recovering from neurological symptoms, drove in Renfroe with a groundout to first to cut the Angels' deficit to 3-1
The Twins upped their lead to 4-1 in the top of the sixth on Gallo's leadoff homer. It was his 11th home run of the season. Ohtani matched it, also hitting his 11th homer by ripping a solo shot in the bottom of the sixth to get the Angels within 4-2
Sandoval (3-3) took the loss, giving up three runs on five hits and four walks in 4 2/3 innings.
--Field Level Media