Ninth inning rally seals Oakland A’s win over Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Carrying a one-run deficit into the ninth inning, the A’s rallied for a 5-4 win Saturday night over the Minnesota Twins.

Mark Canha started the rally by getting hit by a pitch, and Ramon Laureano cracked his 24th double of the year to bring Khris Davis up. Davis knocked a two-run single off Ehrie Adrianza’s glove.

Liam Hendriks endured some drama in the ninth inning, loading the bases with one out. But Mitch Garver grouned into a double play to retain the A’s (57-42) win.

The A’s faced Twins starter Jose Berrios, who toted a 2.32 home ERA when he took the mound.

Berrios was positively electric, departing the game after 113 pitches having thrown 5 2/3 innings of shutout ball — leaving the A’s four innings to chip away at one of the better bullpens in the league (its 4.26 ERA ranks sixth in the American League).

Canha tied things up with one big swing on Zack Littell’s slider offering, and Laureano followed suit, going back-to-back to give the A’s a 3-2 lead. It was Laureano’s 20th home run of the season and extended the A’s home run streak to 20 games.

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