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Zito zeros in on Twins
Twins draw a blank vs. A's
Minnesota wasn't able to score a run off Oakland ace Barry Zito in the series opener at McAfee Coliseum. Rookie starter Boof Bonser was strong until the sixth inning, when he gave up a two-run homer and ran into trouble.
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Athletics 4, Twins 0
Barry Zito delivers a pitch to the Twins in the first inning. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Series at a glance:
Long balls fuel Zito to win
Barry Zito recorded his 1,000th career strikeout and threw seven shutout innings to beat the Twins. Frank Thomas put the A's on the board with a solo homer, and Mark Kotsay and Dan Johnson later went deep.
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 Kotsay's two-run homer
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 01, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (24-29)
Lost 1
Oakland 4, Minnesota 0   OAK
Oakland (25-29)
Won 2
June 1, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 5 0
Oakland
0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 X   4 5 0
Standings thru 6/1/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Athletics Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ford, LF4000030.227
Castillo, 2B4010010.308
Mauer, C4020001.362
Hunter, CF4010002.269
Cuddyer, RF4000013.287
Morneau, 1B3000010.240
White, R, DH3010000.198
Batista, 3B2000010.247
Castro, SS2000002.235
a-Kubel, PH1000000.182
Punto, SS0000000.286
Totals31050078 

a-Grounded out for Castro in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Castillo; Mauer 2; Hunter; White, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer.
GIDP: Castro.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Castro-Castillo-Morneau).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kotsay, CF4112000.270
Swisher, LF4000010.298
Chavez, 3B3010010.277
Thomas, DH3111011.229
Crosby, SS3010010.255
Payton, RF3000001.251
Johnson, 1B3111001.199
Kendall, C2100000.261
Scutaro, 2B3000011.135
Totals28454054 

BATTING
HR: Thomas (12, 2nd inning off Bonser, 0 on, 0 out), Kotsay (5, 6th inning off Bonser, 1 on, 1 out), Johnson (3, 7th inning off Bonser, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Kotsay 4; Chavez; Thomas 4; Crosby; Johnson 4.
RBI: Thomas (29), Kotsay 2 (22), Johnson (9).
2-out RBI: Johnson.
GIDP: Johnson.
Team LOB: 1.

FIELDING
DP: (Chavez-Scutaro-Johnson).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser (L, 1-1)7.05440534.50
Crain 1.00000006.94
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 5-3)7.04000502.87
Calero 1.00000205.06
Street 1.01000004.74

HBP: Kendall (by Bonser), Batista (by Zito).
Pitches-strikes: Bonser 94-62, Crain 11-6, Zito 99-65, Calero 12-8, Street 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bonser 8-8, Crain 2-1, Zito 9-7, Calero 1-0, Street 1-2.
Batters faced: Bonser 26, Crain 3, Zito 25, Calero 3, Street 4.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Crawford. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Travis Reininger. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 8 mph, In from LF.
T: 1:57.
Att: 12,025.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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