Minnesota 5, Oakland 4

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 28, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Brian Runge, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Marvin Hudson,
Attendance - 34709

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 22-27 10-15 12-12 L6
Minnesota 16-32 7-17 9-15 W1

Recap

Twins 5, Athletics 4: Justin Morneau doubled in the tying run and Ryan Doumit's sacrifice fly scored the go-ahead run in the eighth as host Minnesota snapped its five-game losing streak.

Kurt Suzuki singled home the go-ahead run for the Athletics in the eighth, but Minnesota rallied for two against Ryan Cook (1-1) in the bottom of the inning.

Cook allowed two earned runs in the eighth - the first runs he has allowed in 24 innings over 22 appearances this season.

Morneau dumped a double into left field to score Joe Mauer with the tying run, and Doumit's sacrifice fly to left scored Josh Willingham one batter later.

A day after blowing a one-run lead in the ninth against Detroit, Twins closer Matt Capps loaded the bases before striking out Jonny Gomes for his 10th save.

Oakland's Josh Reddick hit his team-leading 14th home run, a solo shot in the first inning. Kila Ka'aihue added his third homer for the A's, a solo blast in the second.

Minnesota's Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homer in the fifth, his fifth of the season. Alex Burnett (2-0) pitched two-thirds of an inning for the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The A's have lost six straight. … A's LH Travis Blackley allowed one run over five innings in his first start of the season. … Twins LH Scott Diamond posted his fourth quality start in five outings, allowing three runs over 6 1/3 innings. … A's 3B Brandon Inge returned from the DL and went 0-for-2. … Mauer went 2-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to eight games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Minnesota
Travis Blackley Player Scott Diamond
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.1
3 Strikeouts 4
3 Hits 9
1.80 ERA 4.26
Hitting
Oakland   Minnesota
Collin CowgillPlayer Joe Mauer
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.750 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 10 2 18 .294 21 5 3 5 0 1
Minnesota 6 1 11 .222 10 3 5 6 2 2

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Twins have a W/L % of .267 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Athletics have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .444 after a loss.