MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Dan Straily pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Sam Fuld hit a rare home run to help the Oakland Athletics complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins with a 6-1 victory Thursday.
Straily gave up one run and struck out five. The Athletics have gone nine straight games to start the season without their starter allowing more than three runs.
Fuld hit just his sixth homer in 738 career plate appearances and singled. Josh Donaldson also hit a two-run homer.
Mike Pelfrey gave up six runs on nine hits and four walks in five innings. The Twins have had only one quality start in their first nine games.
Brian Dozier hit his third home run of the season for Minnesota.