Josh Willingham chooses his words judiciously and shares thoughts in snippets, at least in the presence of media members or if the topic involves himself. A typical answer is proceeded by a shrug.

There's nothing boring about the way he plays baseball, though.

At the plate or in left field.

He demonstrated that again Wednesday night as the Twins defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 for their first victory of the season, Willingham's first in his new uniform.

Willingham gave the Twins their first lead of the season with a massive home run to left in the fourth inning. He followed that with an Evel Knievel crash-landing impersonation while chasing a fly ball, which resulted in an inside-the-park home run by Peter Bourjos.

"It was an adventurous night," Willingham said.