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It was one of those nights where baseball became pinball and the A's were in danger of breaking the scoreboard counter.
In the end Oakland was an 18-3 victor over the Minnesota Twins on a night where every ball that could fell in and A's starter Sonny Gray spent enough time on the bench between innings to get his taxes done.
Actually keeping his taxes straight might have been easier than keeping the box score accurate and up to date. It was the kind of night where outs were elevated into doubles and homers were degraded to doubles.
By the end of the fourth inning each A's batter not only had a hit but also had scored a run. Both teams emptied their benches and Minnesota gave the A's a guided tour of its bullpen.
By game's end Oakland not only had a two-touchdown win but also had a three-game lead in the American League West with the Texas Rangers having lost again to Pittsburgh at home.
Even the moment that looked bleakest -- Josh Donaldson getting hit on th...
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins catcher Joe Mauer was sent home Wednesday after experiencing a setback from his recovery from a concussion.
"He didn't have a good day today," said Twins general manager Terry Ryan. "It's a concern more than frustration because you've got to feel for the guy. He just didn't feel well today, so we sent him home. This wasn't...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The last time Mike Pelfrey won a game at Target Field, there was still snow on the ground throughout Minnesota.
Hit with yet another loss Wednesday in Oakland's 18-3 rout, the Twins right-hander fell to 5-12 on the year. On top of that, it extended his winless streak at Target Field to 12 games. The last time Pelfrey was a winner in his home park was April 16...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Scott Diamond thought he had things figured out after a demotion to Triple A in early August helped him get his confidence back.
In his first major league start since then, it was back to square one for the Twins left-hander.
Diamond was tagged with the loss Thursday as Oakland scored five runs (four earned) on six hits as Minnesota fell 8-2 to the visiting Athletics...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Maybe Josh Willingham should bat sixth more often.
Hitting in the No. 6 spot in the order for the first time in nearly four years, Willingham homered twice -- including the go-ahead blast in the eighth inning -- to lift Minnesota to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Oakland Athletics. And he did so lower in the order than he's ever batted in a Twins uniform.
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Josh Willingham hit two home runs, including a two-run shot in the eighth that put the Twins in front for good, to lead Minnesota past the Oakland Athletics 4-3 Tuesday night.
Oswaldo Arcia also homered for the Twins, who snapped Oakland's three-game winning streak and prevented the A's from stretching their two-game lead over Texas in the AL West. They also spoiled a solid...
Minnesota Twins Class A outfielder Byron Buxton was named the 2013 Minor League Player of the Year by Baseball America, marking the the second time in the 33-year history of the award that a Twins prospect has been honored. Franchise catcher Joe Mauer was selected in 2003, his third professional season.
Buxton spent his first full season in the minor leagues and hit a hit a combined...
Clinging to the AL's second wild-card spot, the Tampa Bay Rays would appear to have a good chance to help their cause this weekend.
The visiting Rays go for a 10th consecutive victory over the lowly Minnesota Twins in the opener of a three-game set Friday night.
Tampa Bay (79-66) had dropped five of six and 13 of 17 before beating Boston 4-3 on Thursday. Desmond Jennings homered...
Scott Diamond finished last season as the only pitcher assured of a spot in Minnesota's rotation.
One year later, the left-hander isn't sure of much, starting with getting the ball to go where he wants it to.
A.J. Griffin allowed just two hits in seven innings, and the Oakland Athletics beat Diamond and the Twins 8-2 on Thursday afternoon to increase their division lead...
While Sonny Gray has pitched well since joining the Oakland Athletics' rotation, he hasn't been backed by much support.
Manager Bob Melvin's offense couldn't get it done in the opener of this three-game set, either.
Gray tries to bounce back from a hard-luck loss Wednesday night as AL West-leading Oakland continues its playoff push against the Minnesota Twins at Target...
It’s Friday the 13th! Spoooooky.
This trbute to Andrew Luck is pretty corny.
No, it’s cool. Concussions are cool.
SEC Football is so messed up.
Oakland 8, Minnesota 2 – The Twins appear ready for the offseason.
Cleveland 14, Chicago 3 – Chicago too.
Cleveland 3, Chicago 1 (Today) – At least they didn’t give up a touchdown, right?
Jed Lowrie's foul ball that turned into a two-run double after umpires changed the call highlighted a 10-run fourth inning as the Oakland Athletics pounded the Minnesota Twins 18-3 on Wednesday night.
Every Oakland starter had at least one hit, one run and one RBI as the A's recorded a season-high 22 hits and extended their lead over Texas in the AL West to three games....