A's late rally leads to win over Twins, snaps losing streak


Seth Brown hit the tie-breaking RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning that triggered the Athletics’ game-winning rally over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night at the Oakland Coliseum. 

The Brownie blast put the A’s on top 3-2, but Oakland’s previously struggling offense wasn’t done just yet. 

Sean Murphy followed with a two-run single that sealed the deal in Oakland and gave the A’s the 5-2 win to snap their three-game losing streak. 

The A’s entered Tuesday’s game with the lowest team batting average across MLB (.199) after scoring just one run in each of their previous three matchups. 

But Oakland showed a sign of fight in the second contest of the three-game series against Minnesota, and now Mark Kotsay's bunch has a chance to take the series on Wednesday. 

Tuesday’s win prevented the Twins from securing their first series win in Oakland since 2011. Minnesota had won all four previous games between the two squads this season, including a three-game sweep at Target Field earlier this month.

A’s right-handed pitcher Zach Jackson got his first career win after retiring four batters. Meanwhile, Dany Jimenez showed he is continuing to thrive as he worked a five-out save, his seventh of the year. 

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The A’s were able to snap out of their offensive funk on Tuesday, and will hope to keep the momentum going into Wednesday's series finale.

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