Athletics Beat Twins 11-7, Capture AL West Again
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp hit a three-run homer, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics wrapped up their second straight AL West title while overpowering the Minnesota Twins 11-7 Sunday.
Sonny Gray (4-3) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings. The A’s scored six runs in the second inning and one in each of the next five to set the stage for their own celebration.
Evan Scribner struck out Josmil Pinto swinging for the final out. The A’s sprinted from the dugout in celebration, jumping around in their gold uniforms to turn the infield into a blur.
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