Minor allowed one run on four hits and zero walks over five innings during Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Mariners. He struck out seven and didn't factor in the decision.
The veteran left-hander delivered a strong outing during Saturday's matinee, but he had no chance at picking up a victory with Oakland's offense absent all day. Minor has appeared in five games since being acquired by the A's -- recording a 5.48 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 27:7 K:BB over 21.1 innings -- and his role heading into the playoffs remains unclear. Jesus Luzardo, Chris Bassitt and Sean Manaea are likely to start in the wild-card round, but who retains their spot in the rotation behind them is up in the air.