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Recap: Twins 3, Athletics 8: A's Spoil Home Opener

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The A's teed off on Correia scoring six runs on ten hits, spoiling the opener.

Hannah Foslien

Kevin Correia has the only quality start by a twins pitcher through seven games. Today, not so great. Correia surrendered ten hits, yielding five earned runs in the defeat. Oakland and Minnesota traded blows in the second and third innings. Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Reddick induced the scoring, before Aaron Hicks (bless his heart) hit an RBI double scoring Kurt Suzki cutting the lead in half. Yet, Oakland responded again with runs batted in from Brandon Moss and Alberto Callaspo making it 5-1, but the hottest offense in the AL answered again! Kubel doubled off the lime stone, just like the good ol' days and paved the way for a two run inning.

Correia settled down in the fourth and fifth but so did Scott Kazmir. The Twins gave Kazmir a runaround in the early innings and were patient against the south paw, drawing four walks to go along with six hits. Today we saw the bottom of the order doing all the work. Kubel, Hicks and Suzuki each had an RBI. With every player in the lineup reaching base today for the Twins. Even though Kazmir got the win, it was the A's Bullpen not allowing a hit through the last four innings, sealing the deal.

Facing the eight and nine hitters in the sixth, Correia gave up a homer to Derek Norris and a single to Eric Sogard prompting Gardy with the hook. Deduno mopped up the rest but didnt fair much better. With the offense deflated, Deduno had a rocky seventh inning including a(nother) balk allowing some guy named Punto to score. In the ninth inning down five runs, Dozier walked, Mauer drew another walk... but Plouffe nor Collabello could rally the Twins. Twins lose 8-3.

Studs:

Aaron Hicks

Kurt?

Duds:

Kevin Correia

Samuel Deduno