TWINS A+ in Oakland Series, Jackson Knee Still a Question

Thursday, August 21st, 2008 at 7:06 am

The Twins offense put up nothing near the numbers they did Tuesday against the A’s (13-2 Win), but Wednesday’s 3-1 win was just as effective. Minnesota used a trio of singles to pull of the matinee win, including two by catcher Mike Redmond. Redmond finished the afternoon2-4 with two RBI’s. He was the offensive catalyst, Francisco Liriano did the job on the hill. The left hander wins his fourth in a row since returning from the minors. He goes five innings, giving up one run on five hits. The win brings the Twins only a half game out of the wild card lead, behind Boston. They still trail the White Sox by a game in the division.

The Brewers continue to cling to the Wild Card Lead, but have been up and down over the past week. They were able to pick up the series win over the Astros with a 5-2 win. J.J. Hardy launched a two run homer in the seventh and Manny Parra gets his first win on the mound in a month. Milwaukee is off today but host Pittsburgh for three at home this weekend.

It was the final game of the season at Midway stadium, and one the Saints would like to forget. The lose 14-2 to the Lincoln Saltdogs, despite two solo homers from Brent Krause. The Saints will take on Sioux City in their final series of the season beginning tonight at 7:05 p.m.

Tavaris Jackson is still questionable for Saturdays preseason game against the Steelers. He did more individual workouts Wednesday. Jackson injured his knee last week versus Baltimore

The United States grabs a few more medals Wednesday, and now have 83 overall in the Olympics. China still has the most gold with 45, the US has 27.

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