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Athletics sweep Twins with 9-4 victory

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Yoenis Cespedes had his first career four-hit game, including a homer and three RBIs, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Sunday to complete a 3-game series sweep.

Jonny Gomes, Chris Carter and Seth Smith also homered for the A's, who have won 9 of 11 to climb back into the wild-card conversation in the American League. Jarrod Parker (6-4) gave up four runs and nine hits in six innings.

Brian Duensing (1-6) gave the Twins another dreadful start, lasting just two innings and getting tagged for six runs and seven hits.

Gomes finished with three hits and two RBIs.

 

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