A’s Overcome 10-Run Deficit to Beat Twins

May 21st, 2024 Betting on MLB Baseball

The Oakland Athletics haven’t had many things go right this season but at least for one night that all changed as the A’s came back from 10 runs down to defeat the Minnesota Twins 14-13.

Baseball betting numbers tell us that the A’s trailed 12-2 in the third inning but rallied to win. Matt Holliday homered twice, including a game-tying grand slam in the seventh inning.  That inning was a 7-run explosion for the A’s that gave them the lead. Holliday was 4-for-5 with six RBI as baseball bet numbers show but that was not the biggest performance of the night. Minnesota’s Justin Morneau, also hit two homers and had a career-high seven RBI as baseball bet statistics show.

The baseball betting victory didn’t come without some ninth inning drama for the A’s.  In reality it shouldn’t have come at all in the top of the ninth.  Sports betting statistics tell us that the Twins had runners on first and second with two outs when Oakland reliever Michael Wuertz threw a wild pitch.  Online sports betting statistics tell us that Michael Cuddyer tried to score from second but was called out as Wuertz covered the plate and took the throw from catcher Kurt Suzuki.  The replays clearly showed that Cuddyer was safe.  Umpire Mike Muchlinski called Cuddyer out though and the game was over and gamblers who made a baseball bet on the A’s were winners. “I don’t think you’ll see many games crazier than that one,” Wuertz said. “After that out was made, I was thinking, ‘I don’t know what just happened.”

Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire thought the Twins were robbed on the final call. “Definitely ‘Cuddy’ was safe. There’s no doubt about it,” he said. “But we also shot ourselves in the foot enough, pitching-wise, so it’s hard to say (the umpire) blew it because we blew it ourselves.” Normally Wuertz would not have been in the game at all but A’s closer Andrew Bailey was unavailable. “There were so many (crazy moments),” A’s manager Bob Geren said. “It was fun, it really was.”

The baseball betting comeback was the second largest in A’s franchise history.  The Philadelphia A’s came back from 12 runs down to defeat Cleveland 17-15 more than 80 years ago as baseball bet history shows.

Baseball betting stats were not favorable to Oakland starter Gio Gonzalez who gave up 11 runs on 10 hits in 2 2/3 innings but that will not be remembered now.


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