Twins get by A’s 4-3 11 Sep 13

OAKLAND ATHLETICS (83-61) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (63-80)

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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WINNING PITCHER:  Swarzak (2-2, 2.82)

LOSING PITCHER:  Cook (6-4, 2.18)

SAVE:  Perkins (34)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  80 degrees, wind from SW at 9 mph                              TIME OF GAME 2:56                           ATTENDANCE:  26,017

 

HOME RUNS:     Willingham (13, off Parker, second inning, nobody on, one out, 1-1 pitch, 422 feet to center field)

Callaspo (7, off Hendriks, fifth inning, one on, no outs, 1-0 pitch, 384 feet to right field)

Arcia (11, off Parker, sixth inning, nobody on, nobody out, 1-1 pitch, 438 feet to right field)

Willingham (14, off Cook, eighth inning, one on, one out, 2-0 pitch, 439 feet to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

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Jarrod Parker

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Sean Doolittle

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Ryan Cook (L)

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Jerry Blevins

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Liam Hendriks

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Caleb Thielbar

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Anthony Swarzak (W)

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Glen Perkins (S)

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ATHLETICS NOTES:

  • ·    The A’s lost just their fifth game this season when leading after seven innings, making them 65-5 in such instances.
  • ·    Jarrod Parker has posted an ERA of 2.03 (44.1 IP, 10 ER) in his last six starts overall…tonight marked his 29th start, matching his single-season career-high, done last season…he has now pitched 182.1 innings on the season which sets a single-season career-high, passing his 2012 total of 181.1.
  • ·    Crisp stole his 18th base in the fourth inning…he needs two stolen bases and two home runs (has 18 of each) to become the first A’s player with a 20-20 season since Ruben Sierra did it in 1993 when he had 22 home runs and 25 stolen bases…it has happened 13 times in franchise history (since 1901) by nine different players.
  • ·    Alberto Callaspo hit his second home run since joining the A’s…he is hitting .300 (72-for-240) with 14 doubles, six home runs and 25 RBI in 63 career games against the Twins…he has hit safely in 30 of 37 career games at Minnesota, hitting .313 (45-for-144) in Target Field and the Metrodome combined.
  • ·    Yoenis Cespedes (1-for-3) is hitting .400 (14-for-35) in nine games this month, with at least one RBI in five of those.
  • ·    Opposing hitters are 2-for-their-last-24 (.083) against Sean Doolittle.
  • ·    Ryan Cook’s eighth inning home run allowed was just his second of the season, the other being August 10 at Toronto (Jose Reyes)…it was his first allowed to a right-handed hitter since August 3, 2012 vs. Toronto (Jeff Mathis).

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins played the A’s for the first time this season…the Twins are now 19-8 against the AL West, winning nine of their last 11 against the division and seven straight home games.
  • ·    The Twins won back-to-back home games for the first time since August 4 vs. Houston and August 12 vs. Cleveland.
  • ·    Liam Hendriks made his first start at Target Field this season, previous being Sept. 30, 2012 vs. Detroit.
  • ·    Alex Presley (2-for-4) is hitting .350 (14-for-40) as a Twin with six multi-hit games.
  • ·    Josh Willingham’s second inning home run was his first since August 13 vs. Cleveland…14th career multi-homer game tonight and second of the season, previous being May 23 at Detroit…his two home runs marked the 28th and 29th of his career at Target Field, the most in the park’s history (Plouffe – 27)…29 home runs are also now his personal most for any park, surpassing the 27 he hit in Dolphins Stadium…since the start of last season, he is hitting .405 (15-for-37) with seven home runs, 17 RBI and two multi-homer games against A’s pitching.
  • ·    Chris Parmelee snapped an 0-for-16 with a second inning single…his previous major league hit was in the second inning July 9 at Tampa Bay.
  • ·    Josmil Pinto caught his first base stealer in the majors, throwing out Stephen Vogt in the fifth inning…entering today, the Twins had the sixth-lowest opponent stolen base percentage in the majors at 67.4%.
  • ·    Alex Presley’s sixth inning assist gave the Twins their major league-leading 42nd on the season, which tied their 1996 and 1979 totals for fourth most in club history…third most is 43, done in 1985.
  • ·    Oswaldo Arcia’s 11 home runs are the most for a Twins rookie since Bobby Kielty and Dustin Mohr each had 12 in 2002.
  • ·    Anthony Swarzak celebrated his 28th birthday today, pitching 1.0 scoreless inning of relief and earning the win.
  • ·    Glen Perkins earned his 52nd career save, passing Bill Campbell and moving into sole possession of ninth in the Twins all-time saves list.
  • ·    Ron Gardenhire is now within five wins of reaching 1,000 for his career.