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Twins-Oakland game recap

  • September 11, 2013 - 12:08 AM

GAME RECAP

IMPACT PLAYER

Josh Willing­ham, Twins

Now that he’s not hitting cleanup, he sure hits like one: two homers, three RBI.

BY THE NUMBERS

28 Anthony Swarzak’s age; he celebrated his birthday Tuesday by collecting his second victory of 2013.

11 Home runs by Oswaldo Arcia, most by a Twins rookie since Bobby Kielty and Dustin Mohr in 2002.

52 Career saves by Glen Perkins, ninth-most in Twins history after passing Bill Campbell on Tuesday.

ON DECK

Mike Pelfrey makes his first career start vs. Oakland as the Twins try for a three-game winning streak.

PHIL MILLER

he left fielder homered twice, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the eighth inning.

BY THE NUMBERS

2009 The last time Willingham hit sixth in the batting order; in that game, he hit two grand slams for Washington.

34 Saves for Glen Perkins, who struck out two in a perfect ninth inning.

19-8 The Twins’ record vs. AL West teams this season.

ON DECK

Mike Pelfrey takes to the mound in what might be one of his final starts of the season, should the Twins decide to shut him down following his 2012 Tommy John surgery.

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