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A's get Rich against Twins
Twins drop series to A's
Carlos Silva took the loss in his return to the Twins' rotation as he allowed four runs in five innings. Joe Mauer homered in the first inning to stake Minnesota to an early lead, but the offense stopped there as Oakland took three out of four in the series.
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 Mauer's solo homer
Athletics 5, Twins 1
Rich Harden tossed four effective innings before reaching his pitch count. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
Series at a glance:
A's win Harden's return
Rich Harden gave the A's four effective innings in his return from the disabled list, and Brad Halsey followed with five shutout innings for the victory. Marco Scutaro had a two-run single among his three hits, and Dan Johnson crushed a solo home run.
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 Scutaro's two-run single
TODAY'S WRAPS: June 04, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (25-31)
Lost 2
Oakland 5, Minnesota 1   OAK
Oakland (27-30)
Won 2
June 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Oakland
0 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 X   5 14 0
Standings thru 6/4/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Athletics Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ford, LF3000112.221
Castillo, 2B4000002.294
Mauer, C4111000.355
Hunter, CF3000110.258
Cuddyer, RF3000110.274
Morneau, 1B4010012.241
Kubel, DH3000111.209
Rodriguez, 3B3020010.240
a-Redmond, PH1000001.368
Castro, SS3020001.244
Totals31161469 

a-Grounded out for Rodriguez in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Mauer (5, 1st inning off Harden, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Mauer 4; Morneau; Rodriguez 2; Castro 2.
RBI: Mauer (26).
2-out RBI: Mauer.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau; Castillo; Ford.
GIDP: Kubel; Castro.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Hunter (5, 2nd base off Harden/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Silva-Castro-Morneau, Rodriguez-Mauer, Castillo-Castro-Morneau).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5011006.261
Swisher, LF5000007.287
Chavez, 3B4020010.279
Thomas, DH1110000.231
a-Melhuse, PH-DH3010002.258
Crosby, SS4121001.256
Payton, CF4220012.253
Johnson, 1B2121200.209
Kielty, RF3000025.239
Scutaro, 2B4032002.171
Totals3551452425 

a-Flied out for Thomas in the 3rd.

BATTING
2B: Thomas (4, Silva).
HR: Johnson (4, 4th inning off Silva, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kendall; Chavez 2; Thomas 2; Melhuse; Crosby 2; Payton 2; Johnson 5; Scutaro 3.
RBI: Crosby (25), Scutaro 2 (7), Johnson (10), Kendall (15).
2-out RBI: Kendall.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Swisher 2; Payton.
GIDP: Crosby; Swisher; Melhuse.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Halsey-Crosby-Johnson, Crosby-Scutaro-Johnson).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (L, 2-7)5.09441317.76
Eyre 0.11001005.21
Reyes 1.21000001.38
Guerrier 1.03110103.19
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden 4.04113613.86
Halsey (W, 3-2)5.02001003.93

HBP: Kielty (by Eyre).
Pitches-strikes: Silva 83-55, Eyre 18-11, Reyes 12-8, Guerrier 17-11, Harden 79-49, Halsey 55-35.
Ground outs-fly outs: Silva 6-6, Eyre 0-1, Reyes 5-0, Guerrier 1-1, Harden 4-2, Halsey 9-6.
Batters faced: Silva 24, Eyre 4, Reyes 4, Guerrier 6, Harden 19, Halsey 16.
Inherited runners-scored: Reyes 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Phil Cuzzi. 1B: Jerry Crawford. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Travis Reininger.
Weather: 66 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:26.
Att: 25,247.

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