Milone, Twins Power Past A’s in Rain-Delayed 11-4 Victory
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kennys Vargas, Max Kepler and Miguel Sano hit home runs, Tommy Milone beat his old team and the Minnesota Twins topped the Oakland Athletics 11-4 in a game that ended early Wednesday morning after a severe thunderstorm delayed the start by 2 hours and 42 minutes.
Marcus Semien hit his 18th home run in the second, but that was all the A's managed against Milone (1-2). Winning for the first time in eight starts since Sept. 28, Milone finished the sixth inning for only the second time this season. He allowed five hits and one walk to the team that traded him to the Twins two summers ago.
Vargas, recalled Monday from Triple-A Rochester, went deep for the first time since June 22, 2015, with a two-run, two-out home run in the fifth against Sean Manaea (3-5). Then Kepler homered on the next pitch.