Athletics take 2 of 3 from Twins, set sights on Rangers

On Thursday the Oakland Athletics wrapped up a successful start to their road trip.  The Athletics, led by A.J. Griffin, won by a score of 8-2 over the Minnesota Twins.  Griffin picked up his 14th win of the season as he went 7 innings allowing only 1 run on 2 hits while striking out out 8 batters.  A.J. is now 14-9 with a 3.81 ERA.  The offense was led by Josh Reddick who is returning from a wrist injury that sidelined him for about 2 weeks.  Josh slammed a 2 run home run in the 8th inning off Brian Duensing.  Yoenis Cespedes also drove in a pair of runs as he hit his 4th triple of the season.

The Athletics begin a 3 game series with the Texas Rangers on Friday.  The upcoming series with the Rangers is huge as the Athletics will have a chance to put even more distance between them and the Rangers.

Series recap:
Tuesday, September 10th
Oakland Athletics 3
Minnesota Twins 4
W: Anthony Swarzak (2-2)
L: Ryan Cook (6-4)
SV: Glenn Perkins (34)

Wednesday, September 11th
Oakland Athletics 18
Minnesota Twins 3
W: Sonny Gray (3-3)
L: Mike Pelfrey (5-12)

Thursday, September 12th
Oakland Athletics 8
Minnesota Twins 2
W: A.J. Griffin (14-9)
L: Scott Diamond (5-11)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s