Chavez shines in Oakland’s 2-1 victory over Twins
Jesse Chavez struck out seven and allowed one unearned run in 7 1-3 innings and the Oakland Athletics snapped Minnesota’s five-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory over the Twins on Tuesday night.
Chavez (1-2) gave up four hits and needed just 87 pitches for his first victory of the season. Billy Butler had two hits and an RBI and Billy Burns added two hits and a stolen base for the Athletics. Tyler Clippard went 1 2-3 innings for his third save in four chances.
Trevor May (2-2) gave up two runs on five hits and struck out three in 5 2-3 innings. Torii Hunter had two hits for the Twins, who were looking for their first six-game winning streak since 2011.