The Minnesota Twins lose against Oakland to wrap up sweep
The Minnesota Twins, after sweeping the Mariners, have now been swept by the Athletics in three games.
Go figure that the Twins would enjoy success against the excellent Seattle starters and would struggle against Oakland’s dismal pitching.
Pat Dean had the start for Minnesota. He had been a pleasant surprise for the team in his first two major league start but his luck ran out in this one.
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Dean did last 5 innings but gave up 4 earned runs. Phil Hughes was recently bumped to the bullpen in favor of keeping Dean in the rotation. This most recent start of Dean’s may now give them pause but they’ll likely see if Dean can rebound in his next start before reversing their decision.
Offensively, the Twins couldn’t get much of anything going. The Athletics starter Manaea has a 6.16 ERA this season but he held the Twins to one run over 6 innings and struck out 8.
The Twins’ lone run was scored in the 6th via an Eduardo Escobar sacrifice fly. It wasn’t near enough for Minnesota to have a shot at winning this one.
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The Twins will welcome the Tampa Bay Rays for a 4 game series at Target Field tomorrow. First pitch is at 7:10 PM CT. Kyle Gibson will make his return from the DL and start for the Twins.