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A's Hurt Twins early in Game 1
Zito wins the duel
Frank Thomas' solo home run got the A's going in their two-run second, and Barry Zito didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning as Oakland took a 1-0 lead in the American League Division Series with a win in Minnesota. Thomas added another solo shot in the ninth that proved to be decisive.
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 Oakland wins Game 1
 Thomas blasts his second homer
 Thomas' first Game 1 homer
 Zito talks to KYCY about Game 1
 Scutaro's RBI double
Athletics 3, Twins 2
Frank Thomas hit two solo home runs, his first postseason homers since 1993. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Twins fall short in opener
Johan Santana was largely dominant in a duel vs. the A's Barry Zito, but a two-run Oakland second inning ultimately tripped the Twins as they fell in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. Rondell White homered in the seventh, and the Twins added a run in the ninth but lost.
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 White's solo blast
 Gardenhire discusses Game 1 loss
 Hunter's RBI groundout
October 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 7 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1   2 5 2
Kendall, C4000020.000
Kotsay, CF4010020.250
Bradley, RF4000011.000
Thomas, DH4232000.750
Chavez, 3B4000020.000
Payton, LF4110002.250
Swisher, 1B3010101.333
Scutaro, SS4011014.250
Ellis, 2B3000014.000

2B: Scutaro (1, Santana).
HR: Thomas 2 (2, 2nd inning off Santana, 0 on, 0 out; 9th inning off Crain, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kotsay; Thomas 9; Payton; Swisher; Scutaro 2.
RBI: Thomas 2 (2), Scutaro (1).
2-out RBI: Scutaro.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellis 3; Scutaro.
GIDP: Bradley.
Team LOB: 5.

Castillo, 2B2010201.500
Punto, 3B3000002.000
Mauer, C3000102.000
Cuddyer, RF4110013.250
Morneau, 1B4000001.000
Hunter, CF4001000.000
White, LF4121000.500
Nevin, DH3000001.000
Bartlett, SS3010000.333

2B: White (1, Zito), Bartlett (1, Zito).
3B: Cuddyer (1, Street).
HR: White (1, 7th inning off Zito, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Castillo; Cuddyer 3; White 6; Bartlett 2.
RBI: White (1), Hunter (1).
2-out RBI: White.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer 2; Nevin; Mauer.
S: Punto.
Team LOB: 5.

CS: Castillo (1, 2nd base by Zito/Kendall).

E: Bartlett (1, fielding), Cuddyer (1, fielding).
DP: (Bartlett-Castillo-Morneau).

Zito (W, 1-0)8.04113111.13
Street (S, 1)1.01110009.00
Santana (L, 0-1)8.05221812.25
Crain 0.221100113.50
Neshek 0.10000100.00

Pitches-strikes: Zito 92-52, Street 7-5, Santana 107-72, Crain 14-8, Neshek 4-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zito 9-13, Street 1-2, Santana 8-8, Crain 2-0, Neshek 0-0.
Batters faced: Zito 30, Street 4, Santana 30, Crain 4, Neshek 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Neshek 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Randy Marsh. 1B: Kerwin Danley. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Ed Rapuano. LF: Tim Tschida. RF: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 69 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:19.
Att: 55,542.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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