Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire and his wife, Carol, pose with a humidor filled with cigars in recognition of his 1000th win prior to the Twins baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Tom Olms
Tom Olmscheid
April 09, 2014

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Derek Norris hit a three-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Oakland Athletics bounced back from another blown save by new closer Jim Johnson to beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Wednesday.

Jared Burton (0-1) gave up the one-out drive by Norris, who went deep on Tuesday night, too. Dan Otero (1-0) got the last eight outs for the victory in relief of Johnson, who has given up seven runs, nine hits and six walks in five appearances with the A's.

Minnesota trailed 4-0 after a rocky first inning by Phil Hughes, who needed 40 pitches to get for his first out. Jason Kubel homered in the second inning and Brian Dozier went deep in the eighth to cut into the lead.

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