Twins Beat A’s 11-1 For 3rd Straight Victory
The Twins won their 3rd straight game 11-1 in Oakland against the Athletics Thursday afternoon. Justin Morneau led the Twins going 3-5 with a 2-run homerun, Trevor Plouffe added a 3-run homerun and Michael Cuddyer went 3-4 with a run scored and 1 RBI for the Twins. Nick Blackburn threw 7 innings with 5 hits and 1 earned run to get the win and improve to 3-4. Minnesota is 15-27 and is 11 1/2 games back of Cleveland for first place in the American League Central. The Twins begin a 3-game series at Arizona tonight at 8:40, pregame on WJON at 8:10. Lefthander Brian Duensing (2-3) toes the rubber for the Twins and righthander Ian Kennedy (4-1) toes the rubber for the Diamondbacks.