Dan Straily, Oakland
The righthander worked seven innings and didn't give up any hits to the Twins after the second inning.
BY THE NUMBERS
20,650 Thursday's attendance, smallest in Target Field history.
9 Consecutive games in which Oakland's starting pitcher has given up three runs or fewer.
3 Home runs for Brian Dozier; no other Twins player has more than one.
Kyle Gibson makes his first home start of 2014 against the team he debuted against (and beat) last year, the Royals.