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Los Angeles Angels speedster Peter Bourjos hit an inside-the-park home run against the Minnesota Twins.
After the Angels fell behind 3-1 in the fourth inning, Bourjos came to the plate with two on and two out in the fifth. He hit a rocket to left on the first pitch, and Josh Willingham slammed into the wall trying to track it down.
As center fielder Denard Span came over to pick up the ball, Bourjos flew around the bases just behind Chris Iannetta for a 4-3 lead Wednesday night.
It's the first inside-the-park homer for Bourjos, and the first one for the Angels since Gary Matthews Jr. hit one off Brett Tomko of the Dodgers on June 17, 2007.
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Los Angeles Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos hit an inside-the-park home run in Wednesday night's game at Target Field against the Minnesota Twins. It happened in the top of the fifth inning with two men on base. Bourjos hit a deep fly ball to left field. Twins left fielder Josh Willingham looked to be in position to make the catch, but the ball was just over the outstretched...
It's no coincidence that Jerry Dipoto's first personnel moves as the Angels' general manager last fall were to trade for Chris Iannetta and trade away Jeff Mathis.
The catching position -- so near and dear to manager Mike Scioscia's heart -- had become a black hole in the Angels' lineup. Mathis, Bobby Wilson and rookie Hank Conger combined for a .192 average...
What follows is last night's Peter Bourjos inside-the-park home run, which is one of America's great inventions. And also a Bengie Molina triple, from 2010. Same sport!
"I could watch Peter Bourjos run all day!" -- You
(14.26 seconds for Bourjos.)
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Los Angeles Angeles reliever Michael Kohn will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Kohn will have the procedure Thursday after he was diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament by Dr. James Andrews.
The 25-year-old Kohn made 14 appearances with the Angels last year, going 0-1 with a 3.70 ERA.
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