Kirilloff rallies Twins to 5-4 win over A's for a series sweep


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OAKLAND, Calif. — Alex Kirilloff homered in the fifth inning and hit a three-run double in the seventh, rallying the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics and a series sweep. Christian Vázquez also connected for the Twins, who hadn't defeated the A's three straight in Oakland since July 1997. Jordan Diaz homered and drove in two runs for the last-place A's. Losers of seven straight, Oakland has been swept 13 times this season. The game at the Coliseum drew a crowd of 9,335, marking the 26th time in 47 home games the attendance has been below 10,000.

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