Oakland Athletics defeat Minnesota Twins, 5-4

OAKLAND, CALIF. - With four regulars missing from their lineup this weekend, the Twins got a nice lift from Delmon Young.

This was a notable development Sunday, even as the Twins missed a chance for their first three-game sweep at the Oakland Coliseum since 1997.

Young went 2-for-4 with a two-run, eighth-inning homer that pulled the Twins within a run, but the Athletics held on for a 5-4 victory.

Young had seven RBI in the three-game series. In his past 30 games, ...

OAKLAND, CALIF. - Twins second baseman Orlando Hudson could be headed to the disabled list after all, manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday.

Hudson hasn't played since May 30, when he injured his surgically repaired left wrist in a collision with center fielder Denard Span. A switch hitter, Hudson has been able to swing righthanded but not lefthanded.

If placed on the DL, Hudson could return June 15 and miss only six more games. The Twins need to clear a roster spot for...