The turbulent season for the Minnesota Twins continued on their most recent home stand. After being swept by Detroit, and losing five in a row, the team swept Oakland finishing the Athletics off in shutout fashion Wednesday afternoon 4-0.
Francisco Liriano worked six scoreless innings, allowing three hits while walking only two. The lefty struck out a season-high nine A's batters.
"Frankie was good," said Manager Ron Gardenhire. "Early it looked like he was rushing, but as he got going his fastball was over the plate and he made a lot of really good pitches."
Liriano's six innings were a season high and the guy the team looked to as it's ace when the season started picked up his first win of the season.
Offensively, Josh Willingham continued his great season at the plate belting his team leading 10th home run, while driving in three runs.
"We have to be able to put all three facets together. Pitching, hitting and defense," said Willingham. "We were able to do that the past three games."
The team opens a six game road trip in Cleveland Friday night.
The Twins finished the month of May with a record of 12-16.
Joe Mauer grounded into seven double plays in May increasing his league leading total to 12.
The team was shut out five times in the month of May.
The Twins were 7-3 in one run games in May.