Cespedes, A's sweep Twins

5:44 AM, Jul 16, 2012   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Yoenis Cespedes went 4-for-5 with a solo home run and three RBI as the Oakland Athletics capped a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 9-4 win on Sunday.

Jonny Gomes was 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and three runs scored while Chris Carter and Seth Smith each hit a solo home run for the Athletics, who have won four straight and nine of 10.

Jarrod Parker (6-4) gave up four runs on nine hits with four strikeouts over six innings to pick up his fourth win in the past six starts.

Ryan Doumit, Brian Dozier and Alexi Casilla all drove in a run for the Twins, who have lost their past five games. Brian Duensing (1-6) lasted just two innings in the start as he was torched for six runs on seven hits to drop his fourth straight start.

 

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