The Oakland Athletics offense continue to struggle behind Brett Anderson as the A’s lefty received only one run of support in a 2-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Anderson appeared set to get his first career 1-0 victory, but he ran out of gas in eighth inning as he gave up two runs on four hits, after giving up four hits the previous seven innings combined. Anderson is now 0-15 in 22 career starts when he gets zero or one run of support.
The A’s took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Pavano was a bit wild early in the game. Pavano walked Daric Barton and then saw him advance to second and third on a wild pitch and then an errant pickoff attempt. He then scored on a David DeJesus sacrifice fly. Oakland got its leadoff hitter to second base in two innings after the first but was unable to score the man either time.
The A’s and Twins pick things back up tomorrow morning at 4:10pm pacific on CSN California. Gio Gonzalez will face off against Nick Blackburn.