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Daric Barton, left, of the Athletics is tagged out at home by Twins catcher Drew Butera in the second inning Sunday in Oakland, Calif. Barton was attempting to score on a double by A's Ryan Sweeney. (Associated Press)

Twins edged by Oakland


OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Manager Bob Geren couldn't pick a particular hit that carried the Oakland Athletics in their latest nailbiter. There were several of them -- and the A's needed every one.

This team is accustomed to close games given that it has played four one-run contests in a row now.

"It's just the games we play," designated hitter Jack Cust said.

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