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Twins Vs Athletics: Minnesota Bats Struggle As Cole De Vries Loses Again

The Minnesota Twins were hoping to get back on the right foot after winning the opening game in their series against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night. Tuesday night wasn't quite as good, however, as the Twins' bats were able to drive across just one run for Cole De Vries on the way to a 4-1 loss in California.

De Vries, a Minnesota native and former pitcher for the Golden Gophers, put together a decent game in striking out three and giving up just two runs in 5.2 innings. The Twins were able to score after Ben Revere reached home plate on a wild pitch in the first inning, however, leaving De Vries very little run support to work with in the meeting.

Oakland's Brett Anderson was great in his first major league game back from Tommy John surgery. He gave up just one run and struck out six Twins in seven innings of work pick up the victory.

Game three, and therefore the series, will be decided Wednesday night.

Check out Twinkie Town for more Minnesota baseball coverage, and be sure to visit Athletics Nation for more A's coverage. Also head over to Baseball Nation for even more analysis from around the league.

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