TWINS 4, ATHLETICS 3, 12 INNINGS
Mitch Garver hit a go-ahead single with one out in the 12th inning, sending Minnesota past Oakland.
A’s closer Blake Treinen (2-3) issued consecutive one-out walks and Byron Buxton hustled home as the Twins won for just the second time in their last six games.
Late lineup addition Jorge Polanco hit a tying solo homer in the eighth for the Twins. That marked Minnesota’s 161st homer through 85 games, tying the pre-All-Star break record set by the Yankees last year.
Both teams missed chances in the 11th and the A’s in the 12th when Jurickson Profar was tagged out at second.
Blake Parker (1-2) worked out of trouble in each of his two innings for the win, striking out three. Taylor Rogers finished the 4-hour, 40-minute game for his 11th save.
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