Nick Blackburn vs Guillermo Moscoso Battle Sees Minnesota Fall 8-3
Oakland got an 8-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, with Guillermo Moscoso earning the victory and helping Athletics moneyline bettors cash out.
Oakland was favored by -128 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Guillermo Moscoso earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Scott Sizemore in the win.
Minnesota got a 4 1/3-inning outing from Nick Blackburn in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 5 walks and 10 hits in his time on the mound, while Jim Thome had 2 hits in the loss for the Twins.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 12 hits, while Minnesota only had 8.