Trevor Cahill did his thing yet again today, firing 7 IP of 1 run ball -- only to leave trailing 1-0 and come out on the short end of a 2-0 final score. The A's latest beneficiary was Brian Duensing, who tossed his first career complete game and made it a 3-hit shutout. And no, Chris Carter did not have one of the hits.
How did the A's fare with runners in scoring position? Rajai Davis was picked off. That's it, folks. 0-0 with a pickoff.
The A's did not have an extra base hit, whereas the Twins parlayed one -- Alexi Casilla's double leading off the 3rd -- into a run with a sac bunt and a sac fly. The other run came in the 8th off of Craig Breslow, who has now allowed a run in each of his 5 August appearances.
Cahill's ERA now stands at 2.50 which, sadly, is about two-and-a-half runs too high to win for this current team in its current state. Cue Kevin Slowey: "Today-day-day-ay-ay-y...I consider myself-self-elf-f-f..."