The Twins lost 7-1 in Anaheim to the Angels Thursday night.  Francisco Liriano threw 5 innings with 10 hits and 7 earned runs allowed to take the loss and drop to 7-9.  Jim Thome hit a solo homerun, his 9th this season and #598 in his career.  Dan Haren threw 8 innings with 5 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win and improve to 12-6.  Mark Trumbo hit a 3-run homerun for the Angels.

The Twins are 51-60 and are 8 games back of Detroit for first place in the American League Central.  Minnesota will host the Chicago White Sox tonight beginning a 6-game homestand and 3-game series at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40.  Righthander Nick Blackburn (7-8) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and lefthander Mark Buehrle (8-5) toes the rubber for the White Sox.