MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pitcher Brad Radke was good, and the Minnesota Twins were lucky against the Anaheim Angels on Sunday.
Radke (12-15) struck out four, scattered eight hits and recorded his fourth career shutout as the Twins beat the Angels 1-0.
He also avoided becoming the AL's losingest pitcher and remained in a three-way tie with Toronto's Kelvim Escobar and Baltimore's Mike Mussina for most losses.
Radke had some help against Anaheim, which scored a total of 23 runs in its last two games.
Mo Vaughn hit a high drive that might have been a two-run homer with one out in the sixth inning. Instead, the ball hit one of the right-field speakers and dropped in for a single.
"We haven't had much good happen over the past three games," Twins manager Tom Kelly said. "It was a real blessing. We got a little lucky."
Radke retired Tim Salmon and Garrett Anderson to end the threat.
"I didn't turn around," Radke said. "All of a sudden, the fans were cheering. I didn't know what was going on."
After Vaughn's near-miss, Radke retired 11 of the final 13 Anaheim batters. He struck out Anderson and Troy Glaus in the ninth to cap the 110-pitch effort.
"It's quite ironic the way this game is," Kelly said. "Vaughn is a terrific hitter. He gets the three-run homer (Saturday), and today he gets a couple of dinks and bloops that fall in. Then I guess he was punished, or whatever, when his ball hit the speaker. It was a quite a turn of events."
Anaheim's Tim Belcher (4-3) tried to match Radke. He threw a complete game of his own, his first since 1998. He struck out six and allowed five hits and one walk in eight innings.
Count Kelly among the impressed.
"Belcher has been pitching terrific since his injury," Kelly said. "He jammed a couple of guys early, and then they were coming off the ball with virtually no chance to hit. It makes for a real long day on the offensive side."
Twins rookie Luis Rivas hit an RBI triple in the first inning.
The lack of run support was nothing new for Radke. The Twins have scored only 121 runs in his 32 starts, an average of 3.8 per game.
"He's been lacking run support all year, but we'll get it for him one of these days," said the Twins' Torii Hunter. "He did a great job."
Notes: Glaus committed his 31st error of the season in the fifth inning.
... Twins OF Matt Lawton, hit on the elbow by a pitch during Saturday's game, was held out of the lineup Sunday.
... Bengie Molina left the game in the second inning with tightness in his left quadriceps.
... The Twins got their 64th win -- one more than last year.
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