Twins Take Doubleheader and Series with 8-7 Win Over A’s

Jose Miranda's 8th-Inning Homer Lifts Twins to 8-7 Win (Minnesota Twins)

The Minnesota Twins secured a thrilling 8-7 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday night, completing a sweep of the four-game series. Jose Miranda’s tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner, capping off a impressive performance by the Twins’ offense.

Royce Lewis homered in both games of the split doubleheader, making history with seven home runs in his first 12 games – a feat never achieved in Twins history.

Jose Miranda hits home run in 8th (Minnesota Twins)

Manager Rocco Baldelli praised Lewis’s talent and dangerous nature at the plate, noting that “he’s got a very good swing that stays on plane. He can hit fastballs, he can hit breaking balls, he always has a chance to do something.”

The Twins’ offense came alive, with Willi Castro, Carlos Correa, and Austin Martin each having multiple hits. Miranda’s home run, his third of the night, came off Dany Jiménez in the eighth inning, giving the Twins a crucial lead. Lewis and Trevor Larnach also homered for Minnesota, who have won five straight and seven of eight.

Oakland’s JJ Bleday had a career-high four hits, and Tyler Soderstrom homered, but the Athletics lost their ninth straight game. Pitching coach Scott Emerson was ejected in the sixth inning, as the team’s pitching struggles continued.

Josh Staumont struck out the side in the eighth, and Griffin Jax pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save. The Twins’ victory marked their fifth straight win and seventh in eight games, solidifying their position in the division. With their offense firing on all cylinders, Minnesota looks poised for a strong season.