A's 8, Twins 2
MINNEAPOLIS — A.J. Griffin allowed two hits in seven innings and Josh Reddick homered and had three RBIs as the A's built a 3½-game lead over the idle Rangers in the AL West. It's Oakland's largest lead since Aug. 3. The teams play a three-game series this weekend. "We know it's an important series, but we're not going to sweat about it," Reddick said. "We know we can beat those guys."