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In a season where much has gone wrong, the Minnesota Twins had an inning, and a night, where seemingly everything went wrong.
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 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.
With runners on second and third and three runs already in, Lowrie lined a ball down the line in the fourth that first-base umpire Bill Miller ruled foul as he danced out of the way.
Lowrie pointed at the ground inside the white line where he thought the ball hit. Oakland manager Bob Melvin came out to argue, and Lowrie was eventually awarded a two-run double after the entire umpire crew huddled and changed the call.
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was ejected by Miller after a long argument, ...
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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....
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