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Twins drop A's to avoid sweep

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Brian Dozier and Josh Willingham homered as the Minnesota Twins beat the Oakland Athletics, 6-1, to avoid a four-game sweep.

Kurt Suzuki knocked in two runs and scored a run the Twins, who snapped a four-game skid. Minnesota starter Phil Hughes (12-8) allowed one run on four hits with seven strikeouts over seven innings. He improved to 8-3 on the road this season.

Stephen Vogt drove in the lone run for the A's, who remained four games ahead of the Angels for first place in the AL West.

Oakland starter Jason Hammel gave up one run on four hits over 6 1/3 innings. Luke Gregerson (2-2) took the loss after allowing three runs on three hits in the eighth.

08/10 19:07:24 ET

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