The Athletics won in weird, walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 10th inning over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday by the score of 13-12. They’ve extended their win-streak to 11.
And what a game it was - one full of mishaps and unique stats.
To end the game, A’s centerfielder Ramón Laureano reached first base on a throwing error by Twins’ third baseman Luis Arraez, causing both Tony Kemp and Elvis Andrus to score.
That was preceded by an error by Twins second baseman Travis Blankenhorn, which kept the game alive.
The last time the A’s gave up at least 12 runs in a game and won … it was July 20, 2009, against yep -- the … Twins.
In the top of the 10th inning, Byron Buxton blasted a two-run home run to tack on two more runs for Minnesota. The centerfielder had a phenomenal game on top of an already strong season.
These were his exit velocity numbers throughout the game:
A’s first baseman Matt Olson had two home runs in the game. He now boasts a .255/.346/.522 slash line with 45 home runs and 125 RBI in his last 162 games (!!!).
In that same span, the A’s have a 104-58 record.
Overall, the A’s winning streak had them as the first team in MLB history to start a season 0-6 and then win 11 straight at any point later in that season:
A's manager Bob Melvin never questioned the A's fight, no matter the score throughout the game.
“There’s always fight,” Melvin said after the game. “Regardless of what happened, I would have been proud of the fact that they just never say, ‘Die.’ There’s a lot of fight in this team.”