IMPACT PLAYER: Jonny Gomes, Oakland
He turned the game around on one swing, lofting the first pitch he saw from Francisco Liriano in the fourth inning for a grand slam that gave the A's the lead for good.
BY THE NUMBERS
4 Home runs by Josh Willingham against Oakland this season after he hit two more Friday.
15 Strikeouts by Liriano, tying him for second-most in a game in Twins history.
20-21 The Twins' record this season when a starter goes at least six innings.
Cole De Vries, coming off of seven scoreless innings against Texas on Sunday, threw five shutout innings against Oakland on May 29.