Oakland clubs Twins 12 Sep 13

OAKLAND ATHLETICS (84-61) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (63-81)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Oakland Athletics

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Gray (3-3, 2.63)

LOSING PITCHER:  Pelfrey (5-12, 5.25)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  83 degrees, wind from NNW at 14 mph                        TIME OF GAME 3:42                           ATTENDANCE:  24,522

 

HOME RUNS:     Crisp (19, 3rd inning off Pelfrey, none on, no outs, 2-1 pitch, 376 to right field)

                                 Vogt (4, 4th inning off Pressly, one on, two outs, 2-1 pitch, 418 feet to right field)

                                 Lowrie (12, 5th inning off De Vries, one on, one out, 1-0 pitch, 371 feet to right field)

                                 Fryer (1, 6th inning off Milone, none on, two outs, 3-1 pitch, 410 feet to left-center field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

OAKLAND ATHLETICS

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Sonny Gray (W)

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91/55

Tommy Milone

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19/9

Pedro Figueroa

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Pat Neshek

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Evan Scribner

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Mike Pelfrey (L)

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78/43

Josh Roenicke

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18/15

Ryan Pressly

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16/9

Cole De Vries

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60/38

Shairon Martis

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Michael Tonkin

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ATHLETICS NOTES:

  • ·   The A’s scored a season-high 10 runs in the fourth inning tonight…it was the most runs in a single inning since June 18, 2000 when they scored 10 runs in the third inning at Kauffman Stadium against the Royals…the 10 runs scored in the fourth inning are the most runs scored in a single inning in Target Field history…the 18 runs scored by the A’s tonight are the most runs scored by an opponent in Target Field’s history, and second to the Twins who had 19 runs on July 16, 2012…the 18 runs scored are the most by the A’s since scoring 20 runs on August 31, 2012 vs. Boston…the last time an opponent had at least 18 runs against the Twins at home was when the Indians scored 19 runs on July 13, 1996 at the Metrodome…the 22 hits by the A’s are the most by an opposing team at TF…the 22 hits are the most by the A’s since also having 22 hits July 20, 2009 vs. Minnesota…the A’s are 6-2 in their last eight games against Minnesota and 4-1 in their last five at Target Field.
  • ·   Coco Crisp (2-for-4) hit his 19th home run of the season with a solo shot in the third inning…it was his fourth home run in nine games this month…he now has 55 RBI on the season, the most since having 50 RBI in 2007 with Boston…his nine career homers against the Twins are the second most against any team in his career (Chicago-AL – 11).
  • ·   Jed Lowrie (2-for-4) hit his 12th home run of the season with a two-run shot in the fourth inning…it was his second home run in his last four games and second in his last three road games…the four RBI tied his season-high, done two other times with the last being August 9 at Toronto.
  • ·   Yoenis Cespedes (2-for-3) has driven in a run in five straight games and had at least one hit in six-straight games…he has seven multi-hit games in his last 10 games, batting .421 (16-for-38) with two homers and eight RBI in 10 games since September 1.
  • ·   Stephen Vogt (3-for-6) hit his fourth home run of the season with a two-run shot in the fourth inning…it was his second home run in his last seven games…the three hits tonight are a career-high…he had previously had two hits in five games, all in 2013…the three RBI are also a career-high for Vogt, who had only had one multi-RBI game previously (2 on July 26, 2013).
  • ·   Daric Barton (3-for-4) collected at least three hits in a game for the first time since May 5, 2012 at Tampa Bay…the two RBI tonight mark his fourth multi-RBI game.
  • ·   Review: The umpires in tonight’s game made the 15th official review at Target Field to determine a home run by Josh Reddick in the fifth inning…the original call was a home run and it was overturned as a double.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·   The Twins snapped their two game winning streak with their first loss of 2013 to the A’s…the Twins are now 19-9 against the AL West…despite the loss they have won nine of their last 12 against the division and six of seven home games…Minnesota will look to win tomorrow’s rubber match to earn their 19th series win of the season…the Twins are now 5-5 in September and 30-40 at Target Field this season…the 15-run loss is the largest margin of defeat by the Twins since also losing by 15 runs (15-0) June 27, 2011 vs. Los Angeles-NL…the Twins allowed 18 runs and 22 hits tonight, the most since allowing 20 runs and 27 hits July 25, 2011 at Texas.
  • ·   Mike Pelfrey allowed seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two in 3.0 innings…it was his third outing this season of 3.0 innings or less (2.0 innings twice)…he has allowed at least eight hits eight occasions this season and at least six runs three times…the seven runs allowed were a season-high and the most since also allowing seven runs on June 2, 2011 vs. Pittsburgh as a member of the Mets.
  • ·   Eric Fryer (1-for-2) hit his first career MLB home run in his first at-bat as a Twin, a solo home run in the sixth inning off Tommy Milone…it was his first MLB hit since July 4, 2012 vs. Houston as a member of the Pirates, a pinch-hit single…it was also his first career RBI…he became the sixth Twin since 1974 to homer in his first at-bat as a Twin, joining Dave McKay (8/22/75), Gary Gaetti (9/20/81), Andre David (6/29/84), Tom Prince (4/6/01) and Luke Hughes (4/28/10) – STATS INC.
  • ·   Brian Dozier (1-for-2) drove in his 61st run of the season with a single in the third inning…he is just one short of tying Todd Walker (62 in 1998) for fifth on the Twins all-time RBI list by a second baseman…his 61 RBI lead all active Twins (Morneau had 74).
  • ·   Alex Presley (1-for-3) is hitting .349 (15-for-43) as a Twin with six multi-hit games…he drove in his sixth run as a Twin with an RBI double in the fifth inning…he has at least one hit in eight of his 10 games as a Twin.
  • ·   Josh Willingham (1-for-1) collected a hit in back-to-back games for the first time since August 25-27…he has reached base safely in each of his last seven games, despite having just five hits in that span…he has walked eight times in his last six games and scored four runs in his last five…since the start of last season, he is hitting .421 (16-for-38) with seven home runs, 17 RBI and two multi-homer games against A’s pitching.
  • ·   Ron Gardenhire was ejected in the top of the fourth inning after arguing a fair/foul ball…it was his fifth ejection of 2013 and his 67th career ejection.