It was a power surge for the A's offense as Chris Carter, Yoenis Cespedes, Brandon Moss and Seth Smith all went deep to pace the offense. Josh Reddick added three hits and scored two runs as the A's had 12 hits total. That was more than enough for Milone, who worked out of multiple jams to hold the Twins to two runs despite 10 hits and a walk in six innings.
Oakland still can't seem to figure out Josh Willingham, who hit his fifth home run in as many games against his former team. However, tonight's blast game, with the score 8-2, did not cause any real damage.