Twins starter Trevor May gave up two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings pitched last night, which in terms of this Twins starting rotation is a very solid outing. Alas, A's starter Jesse Chavez was able to turn a solid outing in terms of a non-Twins pitching staff, and ended the Twins winning streak at five games.
The Athletics got on the board billy quickly, when Billy Butler drove in Billy Burns
with a little help from Torii Hunter's billy good range to billy the score to 1-0. The Twins did not answer back until the 4th inning, when Joe Mauer became the first Twins base-runner with a single to right field the bottom of the first when Torii Hunter got a single. No, Joe Torii did not score, but it was a moral victory [Edit: Come on I was watching the Wild game give me a break].
With two outs in the top of the 6th, Stephan Vogt walked and was later driven in on a single from Brett Lawrie. The Twins continued to look as incompetent as the Wild until the bottom of the 8th inning when Brian Dozier singled to drive in Jordan Shafer, with a little help from a throwing error by A's first baseman Ike "cake-eater" Davis. Like I said, it's about the moral victories.
Although morally victorious, the Twins were not, in fact, victorious. The Athletics sent in closer Tyler Clippard after the Twins scored in the 8th, and he sailed through the rest of the game to give the A's the 2-1 victory.
- Our old, scrappy pal Sam Fuld entered the game as a defensive replacement in the 9th inning.
- Eduardo Nunez's oblique fell off and he was placed on the DL after the game. The Twins called up Doug Bernier as a replacement. Bernier took the open spot on the 40-man roster left by Ervin Santana.
- Aaron Hicks cried himself to sleep.
- Aaron Thompson: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
- Ryan Pressly: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K.
- Kurt Suzuki: 0-for-4, 0 hits, 1 SO.
- Kennys Vargas: 0-for-4, 0 hits, 1 SO.
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