The A's and Danny Haren with an 8-7 record and a 4.36 ERA take on the Twins and Joe Mays with a 5-6 record and a 4.71 ERA.
Five wins in a row. The last two looking rather improbable based on pitching matchups. This team is a steamrolling baseball club right now.
How good have they been? They've matched the best 39-game stretch in Oakland team history. The A's are 32-7 over that span, which matches the July 28 to September 9, 2002 run.
The A's lineup looks like this:
Kotsay's back is finally allowing him to rejoin the lineup, not that it mattered much to this group.
The Twins counter with this lineup:
The A's, after starting the year 1-11 in one-run ball games on the road, have now won their last four one-run games on the road.
LET'S GO A'S!!!!!!!