OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Tommy Milone stifled Minnesota on two hits over eight innings and Coco Crisp went 3-for-3 Wednesday in the Oakland Athletics' 5-1 win over the Twins.
Milone (10-9) broke a personal five-start winless streak, yielding one run while issuing a single walk and striking out five for Oakland, which took the rubber match of a three-game series.
Crisp's run-scoring double in the fourth inning put the A's ahead 4-1 and he capped the scoring with solo homer in the seventh.
Yoenis Cespedes added a two-run single for American League wild card-contender Oakland.
Twins starter Liam Hendricks (0-6) gave up four runs on six hits over five full innings.
Drew Butera got the only RBI for Minnesota, which fell to an American League-worst 51-71.