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Leave it to a pair of former Oakland Athletics to end one of the worst skids the Minnesota Twins have ever had against another club. Kurt Suzuki hit a tiebreaking double and Josh Willingham added two-run homer in the eighth inning, and the Twins snapped a 12-game losing streak to Oakland by beating the A’s 6-1 on Sunday.
For six innings Friday night, the Minnesota Twins managed only one hit and sent the minimum to the plate against Scott Kazmir. They made things interesting in the seventh once it was all but too late in a 6-5 loss to the Oakland Athletics, Minnesota’s 11th straight in this suddenly lopsided series.
Brian Dozier came frustratingly close to getting the Minnesota Twins on the board against Oakland starter Jon Lester on Thursday night. Dozier’s hit a ball in the sixth inning that just curved foul over the left field fence that would have tied the game. Instead he walked and the Twins could not muster much against Lester, who pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout, and the Athletics beat Minnesota 3-0.
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Dan Straily pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Sam Fuld hit a rare home run to help the Oakland Athletics complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 6-1 victory Thursday.
On this warmest day of the season, the seats in the sun were the place to be at Target Field. Sunglasses and shorts were the standard uniform for Twins fans on Wednesday. And even those with a winter-induced pallor weren’t afraid to show off some leg. “I don’t think they’re too bad,” said Twins fan Matt Hall. “I’ve got a good base level going on.”
The Minnesota Twins plan to honor manager Ron Gardenhire for his 1,000th career victory. The team has scheduled a special pregame ceremony to honor Gardenhire before Wednesday’s 12:10 p.m. game against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field.
After a very long winter Twins fans finally got to enjoy some outdoor baseball, and some sun. It was 60 degrees and sunny during first pitch at Monday’s home opener at Target Field. A lot of fans were wearing t-shirts, shorts and shades.
The Oakland Athletics can win a lot of different ways, as evidenced by their two-year hold on the AL West division title. Yoenis Cespedes proved he can play through a hurting right heel, giving Scott Kazmir and the A’s a spark with a pair of RBIs that helped spoil the Minnesota Twins’ home opener with an 8-3 victory on Monday.
Games have already been played for a week all across the majors. The Minnesota Twins, after averaging 97 losses over the past three seasons, could be in for another tough year.