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Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs, Stephen Vogt had three hits and drove in two and the Oakland Athletics won their fourth straight, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Lineup: Twins (15-35) at Athletics (23-29)
- 1. Eduardo Nunez, SS (R)
- 2. Brian Dozier, 2B (R)
- 3. Joe Mauer, 1B (L)
- 4. Miguel Sano, RF (R)
- 5. Trevor Plouffe, 3B (R)
- 6. Robbie Grossman, LF (S)
- 7. Byung Ho Park, DH (R)
- 8. Kurt Suzuki, C (R)
- 9. Byron Buxton, CF (R)
- SP: Tyler Duffey, RHP Daily notes
The Twins will activate Kyle Gibson from the disabled list to start on Thursday and move Phil Hughes from the rotation to the bullpen.
Joe Mauer named AL Player of the Week
Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has been selected as the American League Player of the Week. Mauer batted .440 with seven runs scored, four home runs and seven RBIs over six games through the period ending on May 29 to earn his third career AL Player of the Week award.
AL Central sure looks different
The White Sox have lost 15 of their last 19 games since May 9. As a result, their six-game lead in the division is now a two-game deficit.
Coco Crisp homered leading off the game, Khris Davis hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Monday.
The Athletics and Twins have the two worst ERAs in the AL this season, but their defense has done them no favors either
Twins hold steady in rankings
Minnesota remains 29th after finishing the week with a four-game winning streak, including a weekend sweep in Seattle. Next up are three games in Oakland. Week 8 Power Rankings
Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano both homered for a third straight game and the Minnesota Twins polished off a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-4 victory on Sunday.
Twins eyeing pitchers at No. 15
In his latest mock draft, Keith Law now has the Twins selecting high school left-hander Kyle Muller with the No. 15 overall pick. Minnesota has mostly been linked to college arms, though. Law: Mock draft 2.0 (Insider)
Miguel Sano hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the seventh, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Seattle Mariners 6-5 on Saturday.
Things could get worse for Phil Hughes
Despite his 5.55 ERA this season, Hughes has actually been lucky in terms of hits allowed, per Baseball Info Solutions. His declining strikeout rate and the Twins' poor defense behind him point to more problems ahead. Pitchers who won't rebound (Insider)
Robbie Grossman's bases-loaded double keyed a five-run third inning and Pat Dean pitched effectively for seven innings for his first major league victory to pace the Twins past the Mariners 7-2.
Twins manager Paul Molitor said he is concerned about Neil Allen and focused on what the team can do to support his friend after the pitching coach was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer
It's been a breezy 3 days in Houston for the Orioles. They whiffed 52 times! The word from the Elias Sports Bureau: That's the most ever in a 3-game series. The record they broke was a month old - 47, by the Nationals against the Twins.
The Minnesota Twins have suspended pitching coach Neil Allen indefinitely with pay following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
Any takers for Ervin Santana?
The Twins are well out of contention, meaning they could look to trade a veteran like Santana at this summer's deadline. However, Jim Bowden thinks his annual salary and prior PED suspension will hurt his market. Top trade candidates, best fits (Insider)
Wednesday's longest home runs
Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara outpaced the competition by 20 feet on Wednesday. His solo shot off Angels starter Hector Santiago traveled 453 feet, the longest homer by a Rangers player this season, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.
What's going on with Kevin Jepsen?
Jepsen's first 29 appearances with the Twins were strong -- he posted a 1.61 ERA and a 25:7 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But the 2016 season has been completely different for Jepsen, as his ERA is north of 5.00. Twins Daily
Miguel Sano hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-5.
On Base Percentage.30524th
Earned Run Average5.0128th
Twins @ Athletics
Oakland Coliseum - Wed 6/1