Oakland Athletics defeat Minnesota Twins, 12-5

If the Tigers had any compassion, they’d hurry up and put this Twins team out of its misery.

With seven games left against Detroit, the Twins still have flickers of hope, despite playing anything like a team that belongs in the postseason.

The Tigers lost their fourth consecutive game Friday, giving the Twins another chance to gain ground, if they could handle last-place Oakland.

Alas, the Twins turned the American League’s lightest-hitting team into a modern day ...

The Twins have a home game today, and so does the Gophers football team, but at least this time, that won't mean an 11 a.m. start for the Twins.

The Gophers have TCF Bank Stadium now, so they will have a 6 p.m. kickoff, and the Twins and Oakland will start just after noon.

"It's going to be nice not to have to get to the park at 8 o'clock for an 11 o'clock game," right fielder Michael Cuddyer said. "And then we had to worry about the curfew."

That was a reference ...