A’s Cruise Past Twins, Twins Make Trade 08 Apr 14

 Oakland’s Yoenis Cespedes [[ yo-EN-iss SESS-peh-dess ]] and Brandon Moss each knocked in two runs to help the Athletics top the Twins 8-3 in the first game at Target Field this season.  Derek Norris lifted a solo home run for Oakland, which improved to 4-and-3.  Scott Kazmir tossed six innings of three-run ball for his second win.  Kevin Correia allowed six runs in the start for the loss.  Jason Kubel [[ KOO-bul ]], Kurt Suzuki and Aaron Hicks all drove in a run for Minnesota, which slipped to 3-and-4.  The teams are off today and will play against each other again tomorrow in Minneapolis.

 Twins Make Trade

The Minnesota Twins acquired infielder Eduardo Nunez from the New York Yankees on Monday in exchange for minor league pitcher Miguel Sulbaran.  Nunez started 83 games for the Yankees last season and was the club’s primary fill-in for the injured Derek Jeter at shortstop, but was designated for assignment prior to Opening Day after being beaten out by rookie Yangervis Solarte for the Yankees’ final bench spot.  The veteran utilityman Nunez is a career .267 hitter with 10 home runs and 76 RBI over 270 major league games, all with New York.  Sulbaran, a 20-year-old southpaw, spent last season at the Single-A level, where he went 9-4 in 27 games, including 20 starts.