Minnesota 4, Oakland 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 10:05 PM
Location - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 15355

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 10 1
Oakland 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 8 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 14-27 4-11 10-16 W2
Oakland 22-21 11-11 11-10 L1

Recap

Trevor Plouffe's run-scoring sacrifice fly lifted the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory in 10 innings over the host Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

The win was just the second in the last 11 games for the Twins, who have struggled to score runs this season.

The teams were tied 3-3 in the top of the 10th inning when Minnesota pinch hitter Delmon Young singled to lead off the frame. Young later advanced to third on a throwing error by Daric Barton and scored on Plouffe's sacrifice fly. Plouffe provided the offense for the Twins, finishing 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Joe Nathan picked up the win for the Twins after pitching two-thirds of an inning of relief. Matt Capps pitched a perfect 10th inning to earn his seventh save of the season.

Oakland reliever Brian Fuentes was saddled with the loss.

Both starters pitched well in the contest. Oakland's Brandon McCarthy allowed three runs in seven innings and Minnesota's Carl Pavano also allowed three runs in seven innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Oakland
Carl Pavano Player Brandon McCarthy
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 1
6 Hits 9
1.29 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Minnesota   Oakland
Justin Morneau Player Ryan Sweeney
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 10 0 12 .263 13 3 4 0 0 1
Oakland 8 0 10 .216 15 5 3 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Athletics have a W/L % of .409 after a win and .619 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Oakland. The Twins have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .296 after a loss.
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