Oakland 6, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 19, 2010 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Lazaro Diaz, First Base - Wally Bell, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - James Hoye,
Attendance - 40088

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 6 9 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 74-74 44-30 30-44 W1
Minnesota 89-60 49-25 40-35 L1

Recap

Mark Ellis belted a two-run homer and Bobby Cramer tossed five-plus strong innings as the Oakland Athletics recorded a 6-2 triumph over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

Aki Iwamura ripped a two-run single and Kurt Suzuki and Rajai Davis added RBI singles for Oakland (74-74), which took two of three from the AL Central-leading Twins.

Staked to an early lead, Cramer (2-0) pitched well in this one. The journeyman left-hander allowed two runs and five hits in 5 2/3 innings to pick up the win.

Brad Ziegler and Michael Wuertz bridged the gap to Craig Breslow, who struck out two in the ninth inning to secure the victory.

Michael Cuddyer and Jim Thome belted solo homers for Minnesota (89-60), which fell for just the fifth time in its last 22 games.

Francisco Liriano (14-8) suffered his first setback since the All-Star break. The 26-year-old left-hander, who was 8-0 in his previous 11 starts, permitted five runs and seven hits in five innings to take the loss.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Minnesota
Bobby Cramer Player Francisco Liriano
Win W/L Loss
5.2 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 7
3.18 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Oakland   Minnesota
Mark Ellis Player Ben Revere
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
7 TB 2
1.000 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 9 1 13 .265 18 7 6 7 0 0
Minnesota 6 2 12 .188 12 6 2 4 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .589 after a win and .632 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Chi. White Sox. The Athletics have a W/L % of .479 after a win and .520 after a loss.
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