As Josh Reddick homered and had three RBI as the A’s beat the Minnesota Twins 8-2 yesterday afternoon to increase their division lead to 3.5 games over the idle Rangers in the American League West. It is Oakland’s largest lead since Aug. 3.
But, let’s stay focused. With the loss, the Twins were mathematically eliminated from the postseason.
The Twins in the postseason
Nine to Know
The Twins 2005-13
The Twins clinched a losing season for the third consecutive year.
|1||2013||AL Central||145||63||82||.434||4th of 5||567||680||Ron Gardenhire (63-82)|
|2||2012||AL Central||162||66||96||.407||5th of 5||701||832||Ron Gardenhire (66-96)|
|3||2011||AL Central||162||63||99||.389||5th of 5||619||804||Ron Gardenhire (63-99)|
|4||2010||AL Central||162||94||68||.580||1st of 5||Lost LDS (3-0)||781||671||Ron Gardenhire (94-68)|
|5||2009||AL Central||163||87||76||.534||1st of 5||Lost LDS (3-0)||817||765||Ron Gardenhire (87-76)|
|6||2008||AL Central||163||88||75||.540||2nd of 5||829||745||Ron Gardenhire (88-75)|
|7||2007||AL Central||162||79||83||.488||3rd of 5||718||725||Ron Gardenhire (79-83)|
|8||2006||AL Central||162||96||66||.593||1st of 5||Lost LDS (3-0)||801||683||Ron Gardenhire (96-66)|
|9||2005||AL Central||162||83||79||.512||3rd of 5||688||662||Ron Gardenhire (83-79)|