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Minnesota Downed 1-0 By Oakland - Nick Blackburn Takes Loss

Minnesota was unable to break through against the Oakland pitching staff, losing 1-0 on Saturday at Target Field.

The Athletics were a +101 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Oakland got 6 innings from Gio Gonzalez, who gave up 0 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 0 RBIs from Coco Crisp in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Nick Blackburn worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Joe Mauer in a losing cause.

Oakland outhit their counterparts 6-5 in the game.

Brian Fuentes pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.