If you love to see lots of runs scored and plenty of home runs hit, then you might have missed out on a great game on Wednesday afternoon between the surging Oakland A’s and the Minnesota Twins. The A’s are the hottest team in all of baseball right now, winners of 11 in a row after their 12-11 win at home on this particular day, but it was far from easy. They trailed four times in this encounter, but they were not going to be denied from extending their winning streak to 11. We’ll start with the Twins. Both Josh Donaldson had two RBI hits, including a homer, while Nelson Cruz had two homers and four overall RBIs.
The A’s also had a two-homer hero in the form of Matt Olson. Most of that happened, by the way, before the later innings, remarkably showing how crazy of a game it was. Byron Buxton hit a two-run shot for the Twins in the top of the tenth to put them up 12-10 and seemingly cement the result, but the A’s had other ideas. Mark Canha and Ramon Laureano both hit what appeared to be routine ground balls that should have ended the game, but a pair of errors allowed the A’s to eventually plate two runs and win 13-12 in a ridiculous contest. That makes it 11 consecutive wins for the A’s, an amazing stat considering that they were 0-6 after six games. No one has won as many games since they did the very same thing- winning 11 in a row- back in May of 2019. They’ve still got nine more to go, though, if they want to tie the ‘moneyball’ 2002 squad!