By BRIAN HALL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Patrick Sandoval of the Los Angeles Angels is pitching a no-hitter through six innings against the Minnesota Twins.
Sandoval has struck out nine, walked a batter and hit one. He’s thrown 79 pitches at Target Field on Saturday night.
The 24-year-old lefty has kept the Twins at bay with a combination of his sinker, changeup and slow curveball.
Sandoval has made 26 career starts in the majors. He began the day with a 2-4 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.
Minnesota, who traded Nelson Cruz this week, hasn’t challenged for a hit against Sandoval. Miguel Sanó reached base on a throwing error by shortstop José Iglesias to start the fifth, but Sandoval struck out three straight batters.
The Angels lead 2-0.
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