Oakland 9, Minnesota 4

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, July 15, 2012 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 89°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Bob Davidson, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Todd Tichenor,
Attendance - 36853

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 9 13 1
Minnesota 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 46-43 24-20 22-23 W4
Minnesota 36-52 17-28 19-24 L5

Recap


Athletics 9, Twins 4: Yoenis Cespedes went 4-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs as visiting Oakland completed a three-game sweep.

Jonny Gomes, Chris Carter and Seth Smith also went deep for the Athletics, who have won nine of their last 10 contests.

Oakland belted four homers for the second straight day as it outscored Minnesota 24-10 in the series. Gomes began the power display in this one with a two-run shot in the second inning that gave the Athletics a 4-1 lead.

Cespedes launched a solo shot two batters later and Carter followed with his fifth of the season. Cespedes feasted on Twins pitching, going 8-for-14 with two homers and six RBIs in the series.

Jarrod Parker (6-4) benefited from the offensive outburst, winning for the fourth time in five decisions despite allowing four runs and nine hits over six innings.

Brian Duensing (1-6) lasted only two frames as he was tagged for six runs and seven hits. The left-hander has failed to make it through five innings in each of his four starts this year, surrendering 15 runs over 13 1/3 frames.

Ryan Doumit and Brian Dozier each had two hits and an RBI for the Twins, who have lost seven of eight.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Minnesota DH Justin Morneau and 3B Trevor Plouffe extended their hitting streaks to 13 games with back-to-back singles in the sixth inning ... Athletics CF Coco Crisp sat out his second straight game with soreness in his left shoulder ... Gomes went 5-for-8 with two homers, seven RBIs and four runs scored while playing only twice in the three-game series.


 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Minnesota
Jarrod Parker Player Brian Duensing
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 2.0
4 Strikeouts 3
9 Hits 7
6.00 ERA 27.00
Hitting
Oakland   Minnesota
Yoenis Cespedes Player Ryan Doumit
4 Hits 2
3 RBI 1
1 HR 0
7 TB 3
.800 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 13 4 25 .325 18 5 8 5 0 1
Minnesota 10 0 11 .278 12 6 4 0 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Twins have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .404 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Texas. The Athletics have a W/L % of .556 after a win and .477 after a loss.