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Jesse Chavez vs Philip Hughes Battle Sees Minnesota Fall 7-4

The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 11 as Minnesota was handed a 7-4 defeat against Oakland on Wednesday at Target Field.

Oakland was favored by -138 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Oakland got 7 innings from Jesse Chavez, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 9. Dan Otero earned the victory, while the Athletics got 3 RBIs from Derek Norris in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Philip Hughes worked 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Jason Kubel in a losing cause.

Minnesota outhit their counterparts 13-7 in the game.