84-61
18 - 3
63-81

Game Story

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- There will be plenty of drama for the Oakland Athletics as they head down the home stretch in the pennant race. Probably not the kind of drama that unfolded Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins, though.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oak 0 1 2 10 3 0 0 0 2 18 22 0
Min 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 5 1

Scoring Summary

Top 2nd: Oakland
Yoenis Céspedes doubled to shallow center, Brandon Moss scored
OAK 1 - MIN 0
Top 3rd: Oakland
Coco Crisp homered to right
OAK 2 - MIN 0
Brandon Moss singled to center, Josh Donaldson scored
OAK 3 - MIN 0
Bottom 3rd: Minnesota
Brian Dozier singled to shallow left, Chris Herrmann scored, Eduardo Escobar to third, Brian Dozier to second advancing on throw
OAK 3 - MIN 1
Top 4th: Oakland
Stephen Vogt singled to right, Daric Barton scored, Seth Smith to third
OAK 4 - MIN 1
Eric Sogard singled to center, Seth Smith scored, Stephen Vogt to second
OAK 5 - MIN 1
Josh Donaldson singled to third, Stephen Vogt scored, Eric Sogard to third, Coco Crisp to second
OAK 6 - MIN 1
Jed Lowrie doubled to shallow right, Eric Sogard and Coco Crisp scored, Josh Donaldson to third
OAK 8 - MIN 1
Yoenis Céspedes doubled to deep right center, Josh Donaldson and Jed Lowrie scored
OAK 10 - MIN 1
Daric Barton singled to center, Yoenis Céspedes scored
OAK 11 - MIN 1
Stephen Vogt homered to deep right, Seth Smith scored
OAK 13 - MIN 1
Top 5th: Oakland
Jed Lowrie homered to right, Andy Parrino scored
OAK 15 - MIN 1
Josh Reddick homered to right, Brandon Moss scored
OAK 17 - MIN 1
Daric Barton hit sacrifice fly to center, Brandon Moss scored
OAK 18 - MIN 1
Bottom 5th: Minnesota
Alex Presley doubled to deep center, Pedro Florimón scored
OAK 18 - MIN 2
Bottom 6th: Minnesota
Eric Fryer homered to deep center
OAK 18 - MIN 3
Top 9th: Oakland
Brandon Moss doubled to deep center, Jemile Weeks scored
OAK 19 - MIN 3
Seth Smith singled, Brandon Moss scored
OAK 20 - MIN 3

Pitching Details

Batting

Oakland

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Coco CrispCF 4 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .259
Michael ChoiceCF 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .222
Josh Donaldson3B 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .299
Andy ParrinoPR-3B 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .111
Jed LowrieSS 4 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 .287
Jemile Weeks2B 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Brandon MossRF-LF 5 3 3 2 0 1 1 0 3 .255
Yoenis CéspedesLF 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 .241
Josh ReddickRF 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .215
Daric Barton1B 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 .283
Nate Freiman1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .282
Seth SmithDH 4 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 2 .244
Stephen VogtC 6 2 3 3 1 0 2 0 4 .273
Eric Sogard2B-SS 5 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 .267
Totals 47 18 22 18 3 4 6 0 18
Batting
2B - M Choice (1, C De Vries); J Lowrie (43, J Roenicke); B Moss 2 (17, M Pelfrey, M Tonkin); Y Cespedes 2 (21, M Pelfrey, J Roenicke); J Reddick (16, C De Vries); S Smith (24, M Pelfrey)
HR - C Crisp (19, 3rd inning off M Pelfrey 0 on, 0 Out), J Lowrie (12, 5th inning off C De Vries 1 on, 1 Out), S Vogt (4, 4th inning off R Pressly 1 on, 2 Out)
SF - D Barton
RBI - C Crisp (55), J Donaldson (83), J Lowrie 4 (66), B Moss 2 (75), Y Cespedes 3 (69), D Barton 2 (12), S Smith (38), S Vogt 3 (14), E Sogard (32)
2-out RBI - S Smith, S Vogt 2
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - B Moss 1, E Sogard 3
GIDP - N Freiman
Team LOB - 8
Running
CS - B Moss (2, 2nd base by M Pelfrey/C Herrmann)
Fielding
DP - 1 (E Sogard-J Lowrie-D Barton)

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Alex PresleyCF 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .349
Clete ThomasCF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Eduardo Escobar3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 .209
Brian Dozier2B 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Doug BernierPH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .240
Oswaldo ArciaRF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .252
Chris Colabello1B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200
Trevor PlouffeDH 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 .245
Josh WillinghamLF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .210
Eric FryerC 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 .500
Chris Parmelee1B-RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .220
Chris HerrmannC-LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215
Pedro FlorimónSS 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 .227
Totals 31 3 5 3 1 5 10 0 13
Batting
2B - A Presley (3, S Gray)
HR - E Fryer (1, 6th inning off T Milone 0 on, 2 Out)
RBI - A Presley (6), B Dozier (61), E Fryer (1)
2-out RBI - B Dozier, E Fryer
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Bernier 1, O Arcia 2
GIDP - C Parmelee
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - P Florimon (16, throw)
DP - 1 (M Tonkin-P Florimon-C Colabello)

Pitching

Oakland

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Sonny Gray(W, 3-3) 5.0 4 2 2 3 7 0 1.04 2.63
Tommy Milone 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1.29 4.31
Pedro Figueroa 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.00 0.00
Pat Neshek 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.37 3.49
Evan Scribner 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.24 4.37

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Mike Pelfrey(L, 5-12) 3.0 8 7 7 1 2 1 1.53 5.31
Josh Roenicke 0.1 4 4 4 0 1 0 1.44 3.90
Ryan Pressly 0.2 2 2 2 0 0 1 1.26 3.66
Cole De Vries 3.0 6 3 3 2 0 1 2.67 9.00
Shairon Martis 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00 0.00
Michael Tonkin 1.0 2 2 0 1 1 0 2.40 0.00
Pitching
HBP - J Donaldson (by M Pelfrey)
Pitches-strikes - S Gray 91-55; T Milone 19-9; P Figueroa 17-11; P Neshek 13-6; E Scribner 12-8; M Pelfrey 78-43; J Roenicke 18-15; R Pressly 16-9; C De Vries 62-38; S Martis 13-10; M Tonkin 27-14
Ground balls-fly balls - S Gray 5-3; T Milone 0-2; P Figueroa 2-1; P Neshek 1-2; E Scribner 1-0; M Pelfrey 5-3; J Roenicke 1-1; R Pressly 2-1; C De Vries 3-7; S Martis 0-1; M Tonkin 3-0
Batters faced - S Gray 21; T Milone 4; P Figueroa 4; P Neshek 4; E Scribner 3; M Pelfrey 18; J Roenicke 5; R Pressly 4; C De Vries 17; S Martis 3; M Tonkin 6
Game Details
Game Time: 3:42.
Umpires: HP--Dale Scott. 1B--Bill Miller. 2B--Todd Tichenor. 3B--CB Bucknor.
Weather: 83 degrees, Partly Cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 24,522.