The season series between Oakland and Minnesota was certainly close, with five of the 10 games decided by one run. Home-field advantage proved important, and each team won only one game when visiting the other. The Twins outscored the Athletics, 41-35, in winning six of the 10 games.
April 11: Twins 7, Athletics 6
The Athletics jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, but the Twins rallied with six runs in the bottom of the third off Dan Haren.
April 12: Twins 6, Athletics 5
Carlos Silva gave up three runs in the second inning, but the Twins rallied early for their second consecutive one-run win over the A's.
April 13: Twins 8, Athletics 2
Oakland scored first for the third straight game, but Minnesota responded right away with a two-run homer by Torii Hunter that helped seal a sweep.
June 1: Athletics 4, Twins 0
Frank Thomas hit a solo homer in the second that would prove to be enough support, as Barry Zito held the Twins to four hits in seven innings.
June 2: Twins 2, Athletics 1
Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer in the eighth to back a two-hit performance by Johan Santana over eight innings of work.
June 3: Athletics 2, Twins 1
The Athletics scored the decisive run after an error by Morneau in the seventh inning allowed Eric Chavez to hit a sacrifice fly that scored Jason Kendall.
June 4: Athletics 5, Twins 1
Brad Halsey came on in relief of Rich Harden and gave up only two hits in five innings to preserve a win for Oakland.
Sept. 11: Twins 9, Athletics 4
Michael Cuddyer hit a two-run homer for the first of six runs off Joe Blanton, as the Twins won their fourth straight at home against Oakland.
Sept. 12: Twins 7, Athletics 5
Trailing by two runs in the eighth, the Twins scored four runs off Joe Kennedy to rally and clinch the season series with the Athletics.
Sept. 13: Athletics 1, Twins 0
Haren gave up three hits over eight scoreless innings and the Athletics held on to a one-run lead to avoid going winless at the Metrodome this season.
Ryan Crawford is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.