The Twins have two of the top prospects in baseball in their farm system in Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, but they’ll probably start the season in the Minors. Until they reach MLB, the club can still be excited by the arrival of Vargas, who right at the start of 2015 should bring a pure power presence the Twins were really lacking for much of last season.
Derek Norris hit a three-run homer, Stephen Vogt added a two-run shot, and the Oakland Athletics won their 12th straight against the Minnesota Twins with a 9-4 victory Saturday night.
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Coco Crisp hit a 3-run homer, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and the Oakland A’s wrapped up their 2nd straight AL West title while overpowering the Minnesota Twins 11-7 Sunday.
The Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to one for clinching their second straight AL West title, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Saturday behind the pitching of Jarrod Parker and hitting of Alberto Callaspo.
The Oakland Athletics are closing in on another AL West title, and giving the ball to Bartolo Colon should get them even closer. It could also improve his chances at another AL Cy Young Award.
Though they come off a disappointing result, the Oakland Athletics figure to have a good chance to clinch their second straight division title by the end of their four-game home series with the struggling Minnesota Twins.