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Carlos Correa returns from injury list to help Minnesota secure 14-4 win over Oakland

Carlos Correa came back with a bang in a match against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The Minnesota Twins shortstop just recovered from an injury, yet he contributed to 2 for 4 with an RBI and two runs. The game ended with his team winning the game with a season-high score of 14-4.

“It was really nice to get back out there with the guys,” said Correa. “Being back out there, it definitely felt like opening day a little bit to me.”

Correa entered the injured list for a bruise on the middle finger of his right hand. He was swinging his bat when a pitch hit his finger. He was off the team for 10 days, causing him to miss 11 games.

Other players also contributed to the runs for the Twins on Wednesday. Gary Sánchez gave a 2 for 4 with two and three RBIs. Luis Arraez gave 3 for 5 with four runs and double RBIs. Ryan Jeffers added two hits and double RBIs.

Gio Urshela, Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler, and Nick Gordon also had RBIs with Luis Arráez, Ryan Jeffers, and Gilberto Celestino, giving two runs each.

“Very solid day all the way around from our offensive group,” said Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. “There was a lot of action. There were a lot of baserunners. That’s what we’re looking for. We found a way to get them home.”

Starter Sonny Gray pitched for six innings while only allowing two runs on six hits, no walks, and five strikeouts. “I’d never beaten the A’s before so I really wanted to, selfishly, personally, do that,” he said.

Daulton Jefferies started for Oakland, letting his opponent six runs in four innings. He later suffered an injury due to bicep tightness and underwent an MRI after the game.

Match summary

The game between the Twins and Athletics was held as a three-match series from Monday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 18 at the Oakland Coliseum. The Twins led 1-3 in the first game but lost 5-2 in the second. The Twins won the third game 4-14 on Wednesday.

The game started with the Twins scoring three runs and the Athletics a single run. Both teams did not score any point in the second inning but scored one each in the third. The Twins scored two in the fourth inning, none in the fifth, and five in the sixth inning. Meanwhile, the Athletics did not score a point from the fourth to the sixth inning.

The Twins scored none in the seventh and eighth innings while Oakland scored one for each inning. Minnesota then scored their last three runs to end the game, while Oakland scored a zero.

The game ended with Minnesota scoring 14 over Oakland’s 4.

“We’re going to do some evaluations and we’ll have more info for you on Friday,” A’s manager Mark Kotsay said.

The Twins are set to play the Kansas City Royals in a three-series game from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22. Meanwhile, the Athletics will play against the Angels in the same timeframe as Minnesota.

Carlos Correa

Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer Jr. is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball . He previously played for the Houston Astros. (wikipedia)

Oakland Coliseum

Oakland Coliseum, currently branded as RingCentral Coliseum, is a stadium in Oakland, California. It is part of the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Complex, with the adjacent Oakland Arena, (wikipedia)

Harry James' love for sports began in his high school basketball days. Sadly, an injury meant he couldn't further his NBA dreams, but the hooper's loss is our gain as he then found journalism.

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