Morneau ties, Capps saves Twins 5-4 win over A’s

Cole pitches into 5th inning in Pirates’ loss to Twins

Justin Morneau drove in two runs for Minnesota, including the tying double in the eighth inning for the Twins in a 5-4 victory over Oakland on Monday, the sixth-straight loss for the Athletics.

Matt Capps was booed when he took the mound but bounced back from his first blown attempt of the season the day before by striking out his final batter with the bases loaded in the ninth to notch his 10th save.

Josh Reddick, who homered and tripled earlier for the A’s, was intentionally walked to load the bases. But Capps whiffed Jonny Gomes for the last out to stop a five-game losing streak.

Alex Burnett (2-0) gave up an RBI single to Kurt Suzuki in the eighth that put the A’s in front 4-3. Then the Twins rallied against A’s reliever Ryan Cook (1-1).