Twins Lose to Oakland 7-4
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Danny Valencia homered and drove in three runs, Stephen Vogt had three hits and drove in two and the Oakland Athletics won their fourth straight, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday night.
Marcus Semien and Billy Burns each had two hits and drove in a run for the A's, who beat the Twins at home for the 15th time in 18 games.
Ryan Dull (1-0) ended a scoring threat in the fifth and finished with 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win. He has yet to allow a hit to his first batter (0 for 21) nor has he allowed any of his 21 inherited runners to score.
Twins outfielder Miguel Sano left the game after straining his left hamstring running to first base in the third.
Tyler Duffey (2-4) gave up at least five runs for a third consecutive start after giving up eight — five earned — through his first four starts combined.