Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
MINNEAPOLIS -- The normally unflappable Ryan Cook had his worst outing of the season for the Oakland A's on Monday, allowing a pair of runs in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 5-4 win on Memorial Day. Cook (1-1), who had not allowed an earned run this season in 21 appearances, gave up an infield single to Joe Mauer, walked Josh Willingham, then allowed a bloop double to Justin Morneau as the Twins snapped a five-game losing streak. "I guess you're going to give up runs in this game. It's not a secret to anybody," said a subdued Cook, who had pitched 23 consecutive scoreless innings. "It's just unfortunate that I gave them up today. I just didn't get a break." The A's have now lost six in a row -- their worst slump of the season. Alex Burnett (2-0) pitched the Twins out of a one-out jam in the top of the eighth for the win. After blowing a save in a 4-3 loss to Detroit on Sunday, Matt Capps pitched the ninth for his 10th save. He struck out Jonny Go...
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