Diamond Falls In Return To Twins, Loses To A's 8-2 Scott Diamond finished last season as the only pitcher assured of a spot in Minnesota's rotation.
A's Beat Twins 8-2, Increase Lead In AL West A.J. Griffin allowed just two hits in seven innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 Thursday afternoon to increase their division lead heading into a crucial weekend series.
A.J. Griffin Part Of Athletics' Young, High-Potential Starting PitchingIf the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.