Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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After struggling earlier this month, the Oakland Athletics seem to have gotten back on track. Facing the Minnesota Twins could help them keep it going. The Athletics look to win their fifth straight Monday night when they begin a three-game home series against the slumping Twins. Oakland (65-55) starts the week a half-game back of the second AL wild-card spot after completing a three-game sweep of Cleveland with a 7-0 win Sunday. The Athletics had lost seven of 10 before their current run. They hit .228 and scored three runs or fewer six times in that 10-game funk, but they've scored 24 runs while batting .289 during the winning streak. Coco Crisp went 3 for 5 with a season-high five RBIs on Sunday to back eight strong innings from Jarrod Parker. Crisp hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning - his seventh home run of the season and second in four games - after driving in two runs in Saturday's 8-5 win. "The guys we have here now, we can always have fun together," Crisp told t...
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