Francisco Liriano combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the Twins shut out the Athletics, 4-0. He gave up three hits and struck out nine over six innings for his first win of the season. Liriano had been sent to the bullpen after starting the season 0-and-5 with an ERA over nine.
Josh Willingham went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI for Minnesota, which swept the three-game series. Brian Dozier also singled in a run for the Twins. The Twins are off today. They will begin a three-game road series with the Indians tomorrow.