Oakland Athletics defeat Minnesota Twins, 14-13

OAKLAND, CALIF. - This is for those of you who were a couple of time zones over Monday and went to bed thinking the Twins had their game with the Athletics well in hand:

They didn't.

Yes, they were up 12-2 and had their best starter in Nick Blackburn on the mound. And their bullpen has been fairly efficient.

Well, the Twins blew it.

They gave up seven runs in the seventh inning. Then they watched the tying run, Michael Cuddyer, thrown out at home plate on a pla...

OAKLAND, CALIF. — Justin Morneau had a career night. Jason Kubel and Michael Cuddyer added some power.

It looked like it was going to be an easy night for the Twins. After all, Oakland is one of the worst offensive teams in baseball.

Somehow, they became the swinging A's again. battering starter Nick Blackburn, hammering at the Twins' reliable bullpen. The Athletics rallied from a 10-run deficit to bite the Twins 14-13.

"We didn't pitch good enough tonight," manag...