A’s top Twins 5-1 for 5th straight win
Danny Valencia had three hits, including a pair of doubles, Billy Butler added two hits and an RBI and the Oakland Athletics won their fifth straight game with a 5-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday afternoon.
Jake Smolinski homered, Jed Lowrie singled twice and scored two runs and Sean Manaea pitched six innings for his second career win. The five-game winning streak is one shy of their season high.
Oakland went into the game last in the AL in several offensive categories before getting 11 hits off the Twins. It’s the second time in as many days that the A’s reached double-digit hit totals.
Valencia led the way to remain Oakland’s hottest hitter.