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Francisco Liriano vs Gio Gonzalez Tilt Ends in Minnesota 9-5 Win

Oakland got a 2-HR day from Josh Willingham on Friday at Overstock.com Coliseum but Minnesota still managed to defeat Oakland 9-5 in baseball action.

The Twins were a +136 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Minnesota got 7 innings from Francisco Liriano, who gave up 2 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Twins got 3 RBIs from Michael Cuddyer in the win.

Oakland got a 5 1/3-inning outing from Gio Gonzalez in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 3 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Hideki Matsui had 3 hits in the loss for the Athletics.

The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 12 hits, while Oakland only had 8.