Athletics 5, Twins 1
OAKLAND, Calif. — Danny Valencia had three hits, including a pair of doubles, Billy Butler added two hits and an RBI, and the A's won their fifth straight. Jake Smolinski homered, Jed Lowrie singled twice and scored two runs, and Sean Manaea pitched six innings for his second career win. The five-game winning streak is one shy of the team's season high. Brian Dozier doubled, walked and scored the lone run for Minnesota, which has lost three straight after sweeping Seattle.