A's wild card delayed with 5-1 loss to Twins

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Oakland will have to take its bubbly on the road.

Kyle Gibson allowed one run over 7 1/3 innings, Jake Cave hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the Athletics 5-1 Sunday, preventing Oakland from clinching an AL wild-card berth in its last regular-season home game.

''I think it was a little disappointing,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''A lot of times we put on our best shows late in games, unfortunately it didn't happen today.''

Oakland leads Tampa Bay by 7 1/2 games and needs one win or a Rays loss to clinch its first playoff berth in four years. The A's remained 1 1/2 games behind the New York Yankees, who have clinched a wild-card berth, and fell 4 1/2 games back of AL West-leading Houston.

After going 50-31 for its best home record since 2013, the A's finish with three-game series at Seattle and the Los Angeles Angels. Oakland is 60-26 since mid-June.

''It would have been nice to clinch, but we weren't changing anything up or anything like that,'' A's first baseman Matt Olson said.

Gibson (9-13) gave up seven hits and three walks. Trevor May struck out Ramon Laureano with two on in the eighth and pitched around a one-out walk in the ninth for his first big league save.

Minnesota finished 29-52 on the road.

Oakland won two of three despite going 0 for 21 with runners in scoring position in the series, including seven at-bats Sunday.

Trevor Cahill (6-4) allowed five runs - three earned - and five hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Cave hit a two-run homer in the first, but Olson cut the lead in half in the second with his 28th homer.

Minnesota added three runs in the fourth after Robbie Grossman singled with one out and Tyler Austin hit a potential double-play grounder to third baseman Matt Chapman, who threw the ball to the left of second baseman Chad Pinder and into right field for his 19th error.

''I was worried about the catch and I didn't pick up my target,'' Chapman said. ''I think I had a little more time, I might have rushed my throw because I wanted to turn the double play. It was my fault that three runs scored so it doesn't really feel good.''

Max Kepler hit an RBI single, Ehire Adrianza chased Cahill with a run-scoring double and Chris Gimenez greeted Shawn Kelley with a sacrifice fly.

''For the last couple of years we've seen people celebrate when we're in town,'' Gibson said. ''To be able to finish off the season and not have to watch anybody celebrate, kind of nice.''

FAN BASE

A crowd of 35,754 raised Oakland's season total at home to 1,527,588.

FRANCHISE MARK

Joe Mauer was 2 for 4. His fifth-inning single was his 3,072nd time reaching base, tying Harmon Killebrew's franchise record. Twins manager Paul Molitor said he's been communicating regularly with Mauer about his role in this week's six-game homestand. Mauer is contemplating retirement.

''We haven't finalized how many games he will play throughout the course of the week, and which game of this particular campaign will be his last one,'' Molitor said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: C Mitch Garver (concussion) played catch on the field, but Molitor said it has not been determined whether he will play again this year. Garver has been out since he took a foul tip to his mask on Sept. 12. ... Molitor expects to make decisions on the playing status of 3B Miguel Sano (lower left leg bruise) and 2B Logan Forsythe (left knee inflammation) on Tuesday.

UP NEXT

Twins: Minnesota has not announced a starting pitcher for Monday's series opener against Detroit.

Athletics: RHP Daniel Mengden (7-6, 4.00 ERA) will make his first start since June 23 in Monday's series opener in Seattle. Mengden is 1-0 with 1.83 ERA in five relief appearances since being called up from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 27.

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MIN72-83
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OAK94-62
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  • W: K. Gibson (9-13)L: T. Cahill (6-4)S: T. May (1)
  • HR: MIN - J. Cave (12), OAK - M. Olson (28)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Mauer DH41200011.276.344.374.7182.5
J. Polanco SS40000012.279.337.419.756-0.5
J. Cave CF41221021.261.304.467.7716.0
R. Grossman LF41100012.270.358.385.7431.5
T. Austin 1B41000031.230.283.478.761-0.5
M. Kepler RF41110001.224.319.407.7253.0
E. Adrianza 3B40210001.256.306.389.6954.0
C. Gimenez C30010022.196.246.333.5790.0
G. Petit 2B30100001.264.339.283.6221.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    N. Martini LF40100111.294.398.404.8021.5
    M. Chapman 3B40000013.280.356.512.869-0.5
    S. Piscotty RF40200000.270.330.493.8242.0
    K. Davis DH30000102.249.327.545.8721.0
    M. Olson 1B41311001.246.332.454.7868.0
    R. Laureano CF40200013.301.370.507.8772.5
    M. Semien SS40000004.257.322.383.7050.0
    C. Pinder 2B20000011.254.329.426.755-0.5
    a- M. Joyce PH10000000.200.316.350.6660.0
    F. Barreto 2B0000-000.229.250.457.000-
    b- J. Lowrie PH00000100.267.356.446.8031.0
    J. Lucroy C30000112.240.289.320.6090.5
    • a-grounded out for Pinder in the 7th
    • b-walked for Barreto in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Adrianza (23)
    • HR - J. Cave (12)
    • SF - C. Gimenez (2)
    • RBI - J. Cave 2 (40), M. Kepler (53), E. Adrianza (39), C. Gimenez (5)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, C. Gimenez, G. Petit
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Laureano (11)
    • HR - M. Olson (28)
    • RBI - M. Olson (78)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Martini, K. Davis, R. Laureano 2 (2), M. Semien 3 (3), J. Lucroy
    BASERUNNING
    • CS - J. Cave
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Polanco-Petit-Austin; Adrianza-Petit-Austin)
    FIELDING
    • DP - 2 (Pinder-Semien-Olson; Chapman-Barreto-Olson)
    • E - M. Chapman (19), J. Lucroy (10)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    K. Gibson (W, 9-13)7.17113313.681.3121.5
    T. Duffey0.10000007.831.260.0
    G. Moya0.01000004.861.32-1.0
    T. May (S, 1)1.10001203.521.0910.0
    PITCHERSIP
    K. Gibson (W, 9-13)7.1
    T. Duffey0.1
    G. Moya0.0
    T. May (S, 1)1.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    T. Cahill (L, 6-4)3.15530513.911.22-1.5
    S. Kelley0.20000003.060.910.0
    Y. Petit1.01000203.101.023.0
    E. Pagan1.00000204.301.214.0
    L. Hendriks2.02000104.571.574.5
    J. Wendelken1.01000000.710.872.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 114-65, T. Duffey 6-5, G. Moya 4-2, T. May 27-14
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 11-6, T. May 1-1
    • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 30, T. Duffey, G. Moya, T. May 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 65-42, S. Kelley 8-4, Y. Petit 17-12, E. Pagan 15-11, L. Hendriks 22-15, J. Wendelken 9-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 4-2, Y. Petit 1-0, L. Hendriks 2-1, J. Wendelken 1-1
    • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 16, S. Kelley 2, Y. Petit 4, E. Pagan 4, L. Hendriks 6, J. Wendelken 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    MIN72-83
    200300000590
    OAK94-62
    010000000182
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Mauer DH41200011.276.344.374.7182.5
    J. Polanco SS40000012.279.337.419.756-0.5
    J. Cave CF41221021.261.304.467.7716.0
    R. Grossman LF41100012.270.358.385.7431.5
    T. Austin 1B41000031.230.283.478.761-0.5
    M. Kepler RF41110001.224.319.407.7253.0
    E. Adrianza 3B40210001.256.306.389.6954.0
    C. Gimenez C30010022.196.246.333.5790.0
    G. Petit 2B30100001.264.339.283.6221.0
    Total34595101012-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      N. Martini LF40100111.294.398.404.8021.5
      M. Chapman 3B40000013.280.356.512.869-0.5
      S. Piscotty RF40200000.270.330.493.8242.0
      K. Davis DH30000102.249.327.545.8721.0
      M. Olson 1B41311001.246.332.454.7868.0
      R. Laureano CF40200013.301.370.507.8772.5
      M. Semien SS40000004.257.322.383.7050.0
      C. Pinder 2B20000011.254.329.426.755-0.5
      a- M. Joyce PH10000000.200.316.350.6660.0
      F. Barreto 2B0000-000.229.250.457.000-
      b- J. Lowrie PH00000100.267.356.446.8031.0
      J. Lucroy C30000112.240.289.320.6090.5
      Total3318114517-----
      • a-grounded out for Pinder in the 7th
      • b-walked for Barreto in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Adrianza (23)
      • HR - J. Cave (12)
      • SF - C. Gimenez (2)
      • RBI - J. Cave 2 (40), M. Kepler (53), E. Adrianza (39), C. Gimenez (5)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Grossman, C. Gimenez, G. Petit
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Laureano (11)
      • HR - M. Olson (28)
      • RBI - M. Olson (78)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Martini, K. Davis, R. Laureano 2 (2), M. Semien 3 (3), J. Lucroy
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - J. Cave
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Polanco-Petit-Austin; Adrianza-Petit-Austin)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 2 (Pinder-Semien-Olson; Chapman-Barreto-Olson)
      • E - M. Chapman (19), J. Lucroy (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      K. Gibson (W, 9-13)7.17113313.681.3121.5
      T. Duffey0.10000007.831.260.0
      G. Moya0.01000004.861.32-1.0
      T. May (S, 1)1.10001203.521.0910.0
      Total9.0811451---
      PITCHERSIP
      K. Gibson (W, 9-13)7.1
      T. Duffey0.1
      G. Moya0.0
      T. May (S, 1)1.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      T. Cahill (L, 6-4)3.15530513.911.22-1.5
      S. Kelley0.20000003.060.910.0
      Y. Petit1.01000203.101.023.0
      E. Pagan1.00000204.301.214.0
      L. Hendriks2.02000104.571.574.5
      J. Wendelken1.01000000.710.872.0
      Total9.09530101---
      PITCHERSIP
      T. Cahill (L, 6-4)3.1
      S. Kelley0.2
      Y. Petit1.0
      E. Pagan1.0
      L. Hendriks2.0
      J. Wendelken1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gibson 114-65, T. Duffey 6-5, G. Moya 4-2, T. May 27-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gibson 11-6, T. May 1-1
      • Batters Faced - K. Gibson 30, T. Duffey, G. Moya, T. May 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - T. Cahill 65-42, S. Kelley 8-4, Y. Petit 17-12, E. Pagan 15-11, L. Hendriks 22-15, J. Wendelken 9-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Cahill 4-2, Y. Petit 1-0, L. Hendriks 2-1, J. Wendelken 1-1
      • Batters Faced - T. Cahill 16, S. Kelley 2, Y. Petit 4, E. Pagan 4, L. Hendriks 6, J. Wendelken 3
      • 4TH INNING
        Gimenez hit sacrifice fly to right, Kepler scored, Adrianza to third51
        Adrianza doubled to center, Austin scored, Kepler to third41
        Kepler singled to left, Grossman scored, Austin to second31
      • 2ND INNING
        Olson homered to right center21
      • 1ST INNING
        Cave homered to center, Mauer scored20
      • 9TH INNING
        • J.B. Wendelken relieved Liam Hendriks
        • M. Kepler: Kepler fouled out to third
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Adrianza singled to left center
        • C. Gimenez: Strike looking, Foul, Gimenez grounded out to second, Adrianza out at second
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T. May Pitching:
        • M. Semien: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Semien lined out to center
        • Jed Lowrie hit for Franklin Barreto
        • J. Lowrie: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lowrie walked
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Lucroy grounded out to pitcher, Lowrie to second
        • N. Martini: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Martini struck out on foul tip
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Franklin Barreto at second base
        • J. Cave: Strike swinging, Ball, Cave singled to center
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Grossman flied out to left
        • T. Austin: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Cave caught stealing second, catcher to second, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Austin struck out looking
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Chapman grounded out to second
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty singled to left
        • Tyler Duffey relieved Kyle Gibson
        • K. Davis: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Davis popped out to second
        • Gabriel Moya relieved Tyler Duffey
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Olson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Piscotty to second
        • Trevor May relieved Gabriel Moya
        • R. Laureano: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Laureano struck out swinging
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Liam Hendriks relieved Emilio Pagan
        • G. Petit: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Petit reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Mauer grounded out to shortstop, Petit out at second
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Polanco grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Matt Joyce hit for Chad Pinder
        • M. Joyce: Joyce grounded out to shortstop
        • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Lucroy struck out swinging
        • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Martini grounded out to second
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Emilio Pagan relieved Yusmeiro Petit
        • T. Austin: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Austin struck out, reached on passed ball
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Kepler flied out to center
        • E. Adrianza: Strike swinging, Foul, Adrianza lined out to center
        • C. Gimenez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gimenez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • S. Piscotty: Piscotty grounded out to third
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Davis flied out to deep center
        • M. Olson: Olson singled to right center
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike looking, Laureano singled to center, Olson to second
        • M. Semien: Semien lined out to right
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Shawn Kelley
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Mauer singled to center
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Polanco reached on fielder's choice to second, Mauer out at second
        • J. Cave: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Grossman struck out looking
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • C. Pinder: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Lucroy walked
        • N. Martini: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martini walked, Lucroy to second
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Chapman grounded out to second, Martini out at second
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • J. Cave: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cave struck out swinging
        • R. Grossman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Grossman singled to center
        • T. Austin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Austin reached on fielder's choice to third, Grossman to third on 3rd baseman Chapman throwing error
        • M. Kepler: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kepler singled to left, Grossman scored, Austin to second
        • E. Adrianza: Foul, Ball, Foul, Adrianza doubled to center, Austin scored, Kepler to third
        • Shawn Kelley relieved Trevor Cahill
        • C. Gimenez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Gimenez hit sacrifice fly to right, Kepler scored, Adrianza to third
        • G. Petit: Ball, Foul, Petit flied out to deep center
        • Middle of the 4th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Davis walked
        • M. Olson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Olson reached on fielder's choice to second, Davis out at second
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Laureano reached on fielder's choice to second, Olson out at second
        • M. Semien: Semien grounded out to third
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • G. Petit: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Petit lined out to shortstop
        • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Mauer struck out looking
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Polanco grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • N. Martini: Martini grounded out to second
        • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Chapman struck out swinging
        • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Piscotty flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • M. Kepler: Ball, Foul, Kepler popped out to shortstop
        • E. Adrianza: Strike looking, Ball, Adrianza grounded out to first
        • C. Gimenez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gimenez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • M. Olson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Olson homered to right center
        • R. Laureano: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Laureano doubled to right
        • M. Semien: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Semien lined out to center
        • C. Pinder: Pinder grounded out to third, Laureano to third
        • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lucroy flied out to right
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • T. Cahill Pitching:
        • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Mauer singled to left
        • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Polanco struck out looking
        • J. Cave: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Cave homered to center, Mauer scored
        • R. Grossman: Foul, Ball, Grossman grounded out to first
        • T. Austin: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Austin struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Gibson Pitching:
        • N. Martini: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Martini reached on an infield single to shortstop
        • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Chapman grounded out to second, Martini out at second
        • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike looking, Piscotty reached on an infield single to third
        • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis lined out to right
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)