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Athletics 14, Twins 13
Jack Cust is congratulated by a batboy after hitting his go-ahead homer. (AP)
Oakland didn't quit after Gio Gonzalez's rough outing, coming back from a 12-2 deficit in the third inning to beat the Twins. Matt Holliday led the way, hitting a grand slam -- his second homer -- to tie the game in the seventh, and Jack Cust followed him with a dinger to put Oakland ahead.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (47-46)
Lost 2
Oakland 14, Minnesota 13   OAK
Oakland (39-52)
Won 1
July 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
3 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0   13 17 1
Oakland
2 0 3 2 0 0 7 0 X   14 22 1
Standings thru 7/20/09  |  Recap: MIN | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Athletics stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 5 2 1 0 1 2 2 .282
Punto, SS-2B 5 0 0 0 1 2 5 .209
Morneau, 1B 5 4 3 7 1 1 1 .317
Cuddyer, RF 5 3 4 1 1 0 1 .276
Kubel, DH 3 1 3 4 3 0 0 .319
  1-Gomez, C, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .244
Young, D, LF 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 .270
Harris, B, 3B-SS 5 1 2 0 0 1 4 .274
Redmond, M, C 5 2 2 0 0 1 1 .245
  Buscher, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208
Casilla, A, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .172
  a-Mauer, PH-C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .361
Totals 41 13 17 13 8 7 20  

a-Singled for Casilla, A in the 8th.
1-Ran for Kubel in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Harris, B (16, Gonzalez, G), Morneau (25, Casilla), Cuddyer (21, Wuertz).
HR: Kubel (16, 1st inning off Gonzalez, G, 2 on, 2 out), Morneau 2 (23, 2nd inning off Gonzalez, G, 3 on, 2 out; 3rd inning off Gonzalez, G, 2 on, 2 out), Cuddyer (16, 2nd inning off Gonzalez, G, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cuddyer 8; Harris, B 3; Redmond, M 2; Span; Young, D; Kubel 6; Morneau 10; Mauer.
RBI: Kubel 4 (52), Morneau 7 (78), Cuddyer (50), Young, D (26).
2-out RBI: Kubel 4; Morneau 7; Cuddyer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Harris, B 2; Young, D.
SF: Young, D.
GIDP: Redmond, M.
Team RISP: 7-for-13.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Punto (6, throw).
DP: 3 (Morneau, Punto-Casilla, A-Morneau, Harris, B-Morneau).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 6 1 3 0 0 0 6 .292
Cabrera, O, SS 6 1 3 2 0 0 3 .272
Hairston, S, CF 4 2 2 1 1 0 2 .295
Holliday, LF 5 4 4 6 0 0 2 .284
Cust, DH 4 2 3 2 1 0 0 .243
Suzuki, K, C 5 0 1 1 0 0 3 .280
Barton, 1B 4 2 1 2 1 0 2 .143
Sweeney, R, RF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .266
Ellis, M, 2B 5 1 3 0 0 0 1 .221
Totals 44 14 22 14 3 0 19  

BATTING
2B: Holliday 2 (22, Blackburn, Blackburn), Cabrera, O 2 (21, Blackburn, Keppel), Ellis, M (5, Blackburn), Kennedy, A (14, Mijares).
HR: Barton (1, 3rd inning off Blackburn, 1 on, 1 out), Holliday 2 (11, 4th inning off Blackburn, 1 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Keppel, 3 on, 1 out), Cust (16, 7th inning off Mijares, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Sweeney, R 2; Ellis, M 4; Barton 4; Suzuki, K; Hairston, S 2; Cust 6; Holliday 12; Cabrera, O 5; Kennedy, A 4.
RBI: Hairston, S (32), Suzuki, K (39), Cust 2 (48), Barton 2 (3), Holliday 6 (53), Cabrera, O 2 (36).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, K; Holliday 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Barton; Hairston, S 2; Kennedy, A 2; Suzuki, K; Cabrera, O.
GIDP: Holliday.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kennedy, A (11, 2nd base off Blackburn/Redmond, M).

FIELDING
E: Cabrera, O (14, throw).
DP: (Barton-Cabrera, O-Ziegler).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blackburn 5.0 13 7 7 0 0 2 3.44
Duensing 1.1 4 3 3 2 0 0 6.91
Keppel 0.0 2 3 3 1 0 1 2.25
Mijares (L, 0-2) 1.1 3 1 1 0 0 1 2.03
Mulvey 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gonzalez, G 2.2 10 11 11 3 1 4 9.33
Casilla 1.2 4 2 1 2 2 0 6.27
Springer 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.81
Breslow (W, 3-4) 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4.14
Ziegler (H, 5) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.12
Wuertz (S, 3) 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2.78

Keppel pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.

Game Scores: Blackburn 13, Gonzalez, G -8.
WP: Wuertz.
IBB: Kubel (by Wuertz).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 92-66, Duensing 29-12, Keppel 11-5, Mijares 18-15, Mulvey 4-3, Gonzalez, G 89-51, Casilla 44-24, Springer 21-16, Breslow 27-16, Ziegler 13-8, Wuertz 20-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blackburn 7-6, Duensing 1-1, Keppel 0-0, Mijares 1-1, Mulvey 0-0, Gonzalez, G 2-1, Casilla 2-1, Springer 0-3, Breslow 2-1, Ziegler 2-0, Wuertz 0-0.
Batters faced: Blackburn 28, Duensing 9, Keppel 3, Mijares 6, Mulvey 1, Gonzalez, G 21, Casilla 11, Springer 5, Breslow 5, Ziegler 4, Wuertz 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Keppel 3-3, Mulvey 1-0, Springer 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Mike Muchlinski. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Scott Barry. 3B: Tom Hallion.
Weather: 59 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:32.
Att: 10,283.
Venue: O.co Coliseum.
July 20, 2009
July 20, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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