Minnesota Twins defeat Oakland Athletics, 6-3

OAKLAND, CALIF. - After five consecutive games against lefthanded starting pitching, the Twins were ready to unload on some righthanders Wednesday night.

They finally got a chance after the seventh inning, when Oakland pulled lefty Dallas Braden with a one-run lead, replacing him with righthander Michael Wuertz.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire immediately went to his bench, using Jason Kubel to pinch hit for Carlos Gomez, throwing caution to the wind when it came to his...

OAKLAND, CALIF. — Twins leadoff batter Denard Span did not look riddled with worry. He just wanted some answers.

After leaving Tuesday night's 10-5 victory over Oakland because of dizziness, Span returned to Minnesota to see a specialist Wednesday.

He also experienced dizzy spells and fatigue on May 24-25, when he missed games against Milwaukee and Boston. At the time, doctors ran blood tests and suspected a potential thyroid issue, telling him he should see a specia...