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Pedro Hernandez vs Jarrod Parker Tilt Ends in Oakland 9-1 Win

Minnesota dropped a 9-1 decision at O.co Coliseum on Saturday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jarrod Parker.

Oakland won as a -245 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Jarrod Parker earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Yoenis Cespedes in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Pedro Hernandez worked 2 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brian Dozier in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 16 hits, while Minnesota only had 6.