Oakland Athletics vs Minnesota Twins
August 1, 1986 Box Score

The box score below is an accurate record of events for the baseball contest played on August 1, 1986 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. The Minnesota Twins defeated the Oakland Athletics and the box score is "ready to surrender its truth to the knowing eye."

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Oakland Athletics 1, Minnesota Twins 10

Oakland Athletics ab r h rbi
Phillips 2b 4 0 0 0
Hill 3b,ss 4 0 0 0
Canseco lf 4 0 0 0
Bochte 1b 4 0 1 0
Lansford dh,3b 3 0 0 0
Murphy cf 3 0 0 0
Davis rf 3 0 0 0
Tettleton c 2 0 0 0
Griffin ss 3 1 1 1
Akerfelds p 0 0 0 0
Young p 0 0 0 0
Totals 30 1 2 1
Minnesota Twins ab r h rbi
Puckett cf 5 3 4 2
Beane lf 4 0 0 0
Gaetti 3b 3 2 1 2
Brunansky rf 3 2 1 1
Laudner c 3 0 1 3
Smalley dh 3 1 0 0
Hatcher 1b 4 1 1 0
Lombardozzi 2b 4 1 2 2
Gagne ss 4 0 0 0
Blyleven p 0 0 0 0
Totals 33 10 10 10
Oakland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1
Minnesota 1 0 0 3 3 0 1 2 x 10 10 1
Oakland Athletics IP H R ER BB SO
Young L (7-7) 4.1 5 6 6 2 4
Akerfelds 3.2 5 4 3 2 3
Totals 8.0 10 10 9 4 7
Minnesota Twins IP H R ER BB SO
Blyleven W (10-10) 9.0 2 1 1 1 15
Totals 9.0 2 1 1 1 15

E –Phillips (12), Gaetti (18). 2B –Minnesota Lombardozzi (18,off Young); Puckett (26,off Young); Laudner (8,off Akerfelds). 3B –Minnesota Puckett (5,off Young). HR –Oakland Griffin (3,8th inning off Blyleven 0 on, 2 out), Minnesota Gaetti (22,4th inning off Young 0 on, 0 out); Brunansky (19,7th inning off Akerfelds 0 on, 0 out); Puckett (22,8th inning off Akerfelds 1 on, 1 out). SF –Gaetti (5,off Young). HBP –Laudner (3,by Young). WP –Young 2 (4). HBP –Young (5,Laudner). U-HP –Ken Kaiser, 1B –Dale Scott, 2B –Steve Palermo, 3B –Terry Cooney. T –2:25. A –14,855.

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