Oakland Athletics claim 11-in-a-row win with unforgivable Twins mistake


Lyou Oakland Athletics extended their number of consecutive wins to 11 on Wednesday, reversing a two-run deficit to beat the Twins 13-12. from Minnesota.

The Venezuelan Luis Arráez hit a grounder by Ramón Laureano, marking Minnesota’s second error in the 10th inning. and gave the victory to the locals.

Another Dominican Nelson Cruz had two homers and four RBIs for the Twins, while Byron Buxton hit a two-run homer off Lou Trivinio. to give Minnesota a 12-10 lead in the 10th inning.

The Quisqueyano ALex Colomé (1-2) got the first two outs from the bottom, with the automatic runner in the middle. He then handed out tickets to Seth Brown and Elvis Andrus of Venezuela to load the bases.

Mark Canha hit a ground ball that should have ended the game. However, the middleman Travis Blankenhorn allowed the ball to bounce him in the glove for a race to enter.

Blankenhorn had pinch-running for Josh Donaldson in the 10th inning.

Laureano grounded to Arráez, for what must have been the last out. The Venezuelan, who moved from second to third in the 10th inning, missed his shot at his compatriot, first baseman Willians Astudillo.

Thus came the races of the tie and the difference.

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