GAME RECAP

 

IMPACT PLAYER

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

2 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.

 

ON DECK

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