Hunter Hits 3-run HR As Twins Top A’s 8-7
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Torii Hunter's three-run homer broke a sixth-inning tie, giving Phil Hughes his first win and the streaking Minnesota Twins an 8-7 victory Monday night over the Oakland Athletics.
Brian Dozier and Jordan Schafer each drove in two runs for the Twins, who won their fifth straight game.
Hughes (1-4) gave up a grand slam to Stephen Vogt five batters into the game and a solo shot to Mark Canha in the sixth, but the right-hander was good enough in between to finally get that first victory in his sixth start of the season.
Vogt added an RBI double in the ninth inning, but Glen Perkins recovered to earn his ninth save in as many attempts.
The A's, off to their worst start in six years, lost for the eighth time in 11 games. They're already 7 1/2 games behind first-place Houston in the AL West.
Game two tonight at 7:10, 6:30 pre-game on 1340 KROC AM.
Twins put Arcia on DL with hip flexor strain, recall Rosario
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have placed left fielder Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hip flexor muscle.
Arcia was hurt in Sunday's win over the Chicago White Sox, and the move was made on Monday before the Twins hosted the Oakland Athletics.
To replace Arcia, the Twins recalled outfielder Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester to make his major league debut. The 23-year-old from Puerto Rico had six extra-base hits, including three home runs, and 12 RBIs in 23 games while batting .242 for the Red Wings.
Rosario was a fourth-round pick by the Twins in the 2010 amateur draft.
Arcia is batting .276 with two home runs and eight RBIs in 19 games.