OAKLAND, Calif. — Matt Holliday hit a tying grand slam in the seventh inning and Jack Cust followed with another shot, helping the Oakland Athletics rally from a 10-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 14-13 in a slugfest Monday night that featured eight home runs.
Holliday also had a two-run homer in the largest comeback in Oakland history. The franchise’s most famous rally came when the Philadelphia A’s trailed 8-0 in Game 4 of 1929 World Series before scoring 10 runs in the seventh to beat the Cubs 10-8.
Craig Breslow (3-4) got the win and Michael Wuertz finished the 3-hour, 32-minute game for his third save in four chances. The game ended when Michael Cuddyer was thrown out trying to score from second on Wuertz’s wild pitch.