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Slowey, Twins Defeat Athletics 4-2

Kevin Slowey threw seven innings of hitless ball as the Minnesota Twins completed a three-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics with a 4-2 win.

Slowey (11-5) gave up just three walks and struck out five while Jim Thome hit a three-run home run for the Twins, who have won four straight and seven of eight. Jason Kubel also drove in a run in the win.

Vin Mazzaro (6-5) was tagged for two runs on seven hits over six-plus innings for the Athletics, who have dropped five of their last six. Coco Crisp and Kurt Suzuki each drove in a run in the loss.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.