Doumit drives in winning runs in Twins' winMinnesota Sports
-- Minnesota's Ryan Doumit drove in the winning run in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins edged the Oakland Athletics 5-4 yesterday at Target Field.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota's Ryan Doumit drove in the winning run in the eighth inning as the Minnesota Twins edged the Oakland Athletics 5-4 yesterday at Target Field.
Justin Morneau drove in a pair of runs, including the game-tieing run in the eighth. Joe Mauer had two hits and two runs scored for the Twins, who snapped a five-game losing streak. Alex Burnett got the final two outs of the eighth to grab the win and Matt Capps closed it out for his 10th save. Ryan Cook was tagged with the loss after allowing his first earned runs of the season in the eighth.
The same two teams play tonight in Minneapolis.
Oakland A's outfielder Manny Ramirez will not join the major league team when his 50-game suspension comes to a close on Wednesday. Manny piled up two more singles and showed some power driving a ball to the warning track on Monday. He still does not have an extra-base hit with the River Cats. Had Ramirez been called up on Wednesday, he would have made his 2012 Major League debut at Target Field against Minnesota