OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Brad Radke went the distance in a breeze.
Radke threw just over 100 pitches and allowed only three hits en route to his first complete game of the season, leading the Minnesota Twins past the Oakland Athletics 3-2 Friday night.
Jacque Jones homered off Gil Heredia to start the game, and Matt LeCroy and Ron Coomer each had two-out RBI doubles in support of Radke, who won for the first time in a month.
''The game just went well,'' said Radke, who threw just 102 pitches, including 61 strikes. I stayed the same the whole game and I didn't get tired. I got away with some things. I threw meatballs to a couple guys, but they got themselves out by popping up.''
Oakland lost its season-high fourth straight and endured its major league-high 11th one-run loss.
''It's frustrating,'' A's manager Art Howe said. ''It's like a broken record, so close yet so far. We have to find a way to win these kinds of games. We have to keep battling and get it going again.
''We played a solid game. It was a real pitcher's duel, one you don't see every day in this league. You've got to give Radke credit. They had a couple of two-out hits that were the difference.''
Radke (3-4) struck out five and walked three, and the only damage from the A's came on Terrence Long's two-run homer in the third inning.
The win was Radke's first since April 23, when he had a 5-4 decision over Texas. He broke a string of two losses and two no decisions over the last month in matching his career low for hits in a game. He has two other three-hitters, the last on June 18, 1996, at New York.
Radke did not allow a hit the last five innings after Ben Grieve's fourth-inning single, retiring the final 15 batters.
''He was mixing his fastball on both sides of the plate and changing speeds,'' LeCroy said. ''He hasn't had luck with us scoring runs for him, so I was glad to see him get the win. You don't need too many runs when he's out there pitching. I thought we had some good at-bats and we just have to keep getting the key hits.''
It was his first complete game since last Sept. 5 at Tampa Bay and the 19th of his career.
''He was on today,'' Oakland's Eric Chavez said. ''The balls we hit hard we seemed to hit right at them. We just couldn't find any holes.''
Heredia (5-3) saw his four-game winning streak snapped after allowing three runs and eight hits in eight innings. He struck out two and walked five, two of whom scored.
''You have to tip your hat to Radke. He was the star of the game,'' Heredia said. ''It was just one of those games where you're battling for runs, and sometimes, you're going to lose games like this.''
Notes: Brian Buchanan, recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake City on Wednesday, singled off Heredia's glove in the fifth for his first major league hit. He also robbed Miguel Tejada of a double with a leaping catch against the right-field wall in the seventh. ... Oakland left-handed reliever Mike Magnante is day-to-day after spraining his left ankle while delivering a pitch Thursday night. ... The A's fell to 9-15 at home, the second-worst in the league behind Tampa Bay (5-10). ... The only other complete game by a Twins pitcher was by Joe Mays on May 7 against Detroit.
Minnesota 100 110 000 -- 3 9 0
Oakland 002 000 000 -- 2 3 0
Radke and Lecroy; GHeredia, TJMathews (9) and RJHernandez. W--Radke 3-4. L--GHeredia 5-3. HRs--Minnesota, JJones (6). Oakland, Long (6).
American League roundup
While the fans at Jacobs Field shivered, the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians slugged it out.
The Yankees beat the Indians 11-7 Friday night as the teams combined for 18 runs, 23 hits, three errors, 15 walks and 16 strikeouts in a 3-hour, 45-minute game played with the temperature in the mid-40s and the wind chill dipping below 30.
In other AL games, Seattle edged Tampa Bay 7-6; Chicago beat Toronto 5-3; Boston blanked Detroit 3-0; and Anaheim defeated Kansas City 6-4.
Baltimore's game at Texas was postponed due to rain.
Mariners 7, Devil Rays 6
Rickey Henderson scored the tying run from first base in his first game for Seattle, and the Mariners went on to beat Tampa Bay.
With Seattle trailing 6-5 in the eighth, Henderson, signed on Wednesday night, entered as a pinch-runner. He scored on Stan Javier's double off Billy Taylor (0-1).
White Sox 5, Blue Jays 3
Frank Thomas hit a three-run homer to key a five-run third inning as Chicago won at Toronto.
Mike Sirotka (3-3) allowed just two runs on seven hits in seven innings for the White Sox. Keith Foulke pitched 1 2-3 innings for his sixth save.
Red Sox 3, Tigers 0
Carl Everett and Mike Stanley homered and Jeff Fassero pitched seven shutout innings to lead Boston over visiting Detroit.
Fassero (5-1) gave up four hits and two walks and struck out eight to give Boston its 10th win in 12 games.
Brian Moehler (1-2) lost despite allowing just one earned run on seven hits in six-plus innings -- his first appearance since going on the DL for an appendectomy on April 22.
Angels 6, Royals 4
Troy Glaus homered twice, and Tim Salmon's two-run homer in the sixth led Anaheim's comeback against Kansas City.
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