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Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes (52) gets a high-five from teammate Alberto Callaspo after hitting a home run Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. AP photo

Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes (52) gets a high-five from teammate Alberto Callaspo after hitting a home run Saturday against the Minnesota Twins. AP photo

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OAKLAND — The Oakland Athletics lowered their magic number to one for clinching their second straight AL West title, beating the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Saturday behind the pitching of Jarrod Parker and hitting of Alberto Callaspo.

The A’s have won 12 of 15 and are 16 of their last 21, opening a season-high 7½-game lead over second-place Texas entering Saturday. Texas was at Kansas City later in the day.

Oakland players filed quietly off the field to a standing ovation from the Oakland Coliseum crowd after reliever Jerry Blevins got the final out.

Parker (12-7), who may start the A’s postseason opener, gave up one run and four hits in six innings, allowed only two runners past first and didn’t walk a batter for the fifth time this season. He gave up eight runs against the Los Angeles Angels on Sept. 16.

Callaspo matched his career highs with four hits and had three RBIs. Kurt Suzuki and Yoenis Cespedes homered for the A’s, and Jed Lowrie had three hits.

The game started after a two-hour rain delay. The visiting dugout was flooded and sewage backed up in the A’s coaches’ bathroom, the third such incident at the Coliseum this season. The infield was covered by a silver tarp before the game and workers repeatedly had to sweep big puddles of water away.

Josmil Pinto homered for Minnesota, 1-5 on its trip. Twins starter Pedro Hernandez (3-2) gave up six runs and eight hits in two innings.

Callaspo’s two-out single in the first drove in Lowrie, and the A’s opened a 6-0 lead with a five-run second. Chris Young had a sacrifice fly, Cespedes a two-run single and Callaspo a two-run homer.

Suzuki added a two-run homer in the sixth off Liam Hendricks and Cespedes hit 26th homer in the eighth.
Yankees 6, Giants 0: At New York, Ryan Vogelsong felt he didn’t have his head in this outing.

Vogelsong gave up five runs, and the San Francisco Giants managed just six hits against Ivan Nova.

“It was upsetting for me from a mental standpoint,” Vogelsong said. “I didn’t have a good mental game.”

Shortstop Brendan Ryan made several stellar plays, Alfonso Soriano connected for the second straight day and Robinson Cano had an RBI single in a three-run third against Vogelsong (3-6), helping New York win for just the third time in eight games.

New York entered three games behind Cleveland for the second AL wild card, with three teams ahead. The Yankees have seven games remaining, including three against wild-card leading Tampa Bay.

The Associated Press

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