Jake Smolinski, Oakland
A day after his ninth-inning single ruined Glen Perkins’ save streak, he hit two home runs and drove in four.
BY THE NUMBERS
2⅔ Innings thrown by Tommy Milone, matching the second-shortest start of his career.
4 Home runs by Billy Butler over his past 15 games.
4-3 The Twins’ record against Oakland in the season series.
.413 Joe Mauer’s batting average over his past 13 road games.
The Twins open a three-game series Tuesday at the Angels, who play a home doubleheader vs. Boston on Monday.
La VELLE E. NEAL III