Minnesota Twins Avoid Sweep, Beat Oakland


The Oakland A’s couldn’t quite break out the brooms against the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon. A late rally for the Twins brought the Twins lengthy losing streak to the A’s to a close after notching a 6-1 victory.

Phil Hughes put in another solid start for the Twinkies going seven innings while only allowing the one run on seven hits. Hughes struck out seven and issued one free pass in the contest.

The scoring started off with a Brian Dozier solo homer in the first to give the Twins an early lead. Stephen Vogt chipped in an RBI single in the bottom of the first to tie the game up. The score would stay tied until the eighth when Kurt Suzuki hit an RBI-double to break the tie. Two batters later, Josh Willingham hit a homer to open up the game 4-1 as the former A’s beat down the current A’s.

Suzuki reached on an RBI infield single in the ninth and Kennys Vargas drew a bases loaded walk to give the Twins a final victory score of 6-1.

Offensively the Twins had a nice little day. The gang from Minnesota knocked out ten hits throughout the game with a couple luck Twins getting multiple hits. Kurt Suzuki notched two hits including a double while Danny Santana went 3-for-5.

Here’s the boxscore from the Minnesota victory.