Alberto Callaspo (one RBI), Josh Donaldson (two runs) and Norris
had two hits each for the Athletics, who were playing their first
road game of the season after going 3-3 at home. Scott Kazmir (2-0)
struggled early but allowed only three runs, six hits and four walks
over six innings to earn the victory.
Jason Kubel and Aaron Hicks delivered RBI doubles while Chris
Colabello extended his hitting streak to seven games with a single
for the Twins, who lost their seventh straight to the Athletics.
Kevin Correia (0-1) yielded six runs and nine hits over 5 2/3
innings to suffer the defeat.
Cespedes doubled in a run and scored on Josh Reddick's single in the
top of the second before Hicks brought home a run with his two-base
hit in the bottom of the frame. Moss delivered a two-run single in
the third and Callaspo doubled home another with two outs for a 5-1
Kubel's run-scoring double and an RBI groundout by Kurt Suzuki in
the third got the Twins within two before Kazmir blanked them over
the next three innings. Norris hammered the first pitch he saw from
Correia with two outs in the sixth over the left-center field wall
and Cespedes added a sacrifice fly in a two-run seventh.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland CF Coco Crisp received a cortisone shot in
his left wrist Sunday and could be back as soon as Wednesday. …
Minnesota OF/INF Jason Bartlett was placed on the 15-day disabled
list with a sprained ankle and OF/C Chris Herrmann was recalled
Monday. … Athletics SS Jed Lowrie left the game with a right lower
leg contusion after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning.
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