Posted September 22, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Twins have begun what could be a difficult ending to a difficult season. Oswaldo Arcia homered and drove in six RBIs as the Twins lost 11-7 Sunday to the Oakland Athletics, who celebrated a second straight AL West title. Minnesota could watch two more teams clinch postseason berths against them. The Twins open a three-game series against AL Central-leading Detroit before four final games against Cleveland, which is hoping to secure a wild-card spot. ''They're locked in right now. We aren't,'' said Twins starter Cole De Vries, who allowed six runs in two innings. Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and Oakland turned the Twins into a footnote during another scintillating September run. The A's clinched their 16th division crown and 25th postseason appearance when Texas lost 4-0 at Kansas City during the game. Sonny Gray (4-3) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings for Oakland, cal...
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