Minnesota 4, Oakland 0

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 58°
Umpires - Home Plate - Ted Barrett, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Brian Runge,
Attendance - 35103

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 22-29 10-15 12-14 L8
Minnesota 18-32 9-17 9-15 W3

Recap


Twins 4, Athletics 0:
Josh Willingham homered and drove in three runs and Francisco Liriano threw six innings of three-hit ball in his return to the starting rotation as Minnesota finished its first three-game sweep in nearly a year.

A night after hitting a walk-off, three-run home run, Willingham had another big game against his former team. He opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first and added his 10th home run - a two-run blast off starter Tyson Ross - in the fifth.

Liriano (1-5) was dominant in his first start since May 7, striking out nine and walking two over six scoreless innings. Alex Burnett and Jeff Gray combined to finish the three-hitter and send the A's to their eighth consecutive loss.

It was Oakland's ninth shutout of the season, the most in the majors.

Ross (2-6) allowed four runs on six hits over five innings. He walked three.

The Twins' last three-game sweep came June 17-19, 2011 against San Diego.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The A's have scored 14 runs in their past nine games and rank last in the American League in scoring. … Minnesota 3B Jamey Carroll went 0-for-3 to snap his hitting streak at seven games. … Oakland 2B Jemile Weeks went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to seven games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Minnesota
Tyson Ross Player Francisco Liriano
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 9
6 Hits 3
7.20 ERA 0.00
Hitting
Oakland   Minnesota
Collin CowgillPlayer Josh Willingham
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 3
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 3 0 4 .107 8 10 0 3 0 0
Minnesota 6 1 11 .214 10 5 4 3 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Twins have a W/L % of .353 after a win and .364 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Kansas City. The Athletics have a W/L % of .455 after a win and .414 after a loss.