Oakland vs Minnesota Final: 8-2 - Recap
Oakland moneyline bettors cashed on Thursday courtesy of an 8-2 win against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
The Athletics were a -182 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
A.J. Griffin earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 1, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Josh Reddick in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Scott Diamond worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Oswaldo Arcia in a losing cause.
Oakland outhit their counterparts 11-7 in the game.
Next game, Oakland takes its act on the road to face Texas looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Tampa Bay.