DETROIT (AP) -- Mike Ryan's big splash in the majors was washed out.
Making his big league debut Thursday night, Ryan hit two singles, scored two runs and drove in two runs -- all in the first inning for Minnesota.
Too bad for him, the game was rained out after two innings with the AL Central champion Twins leading the Detroit Tigers 9-0. And that meant Ryan's stat line read all zeros once again.
Ryan didn't even keep the souvenir ball from his first hit.
"It doesn't count, so I can't accept it," Ryan said after giving back the ball.
The game was canceled after a wait of 1 hour, 25 minutes. It will not be made up.
Ryan started in the outfield while Jacque Jones recovered from an injured left ankle.
Long's homer carries A's to big win
The Anaheim Angels will need some help to win the AL West.
Terrence Long hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the sixth inning as the Oakland Athletics broke a tie for first in the division by defeating Anaheim 5-3 Thursday.
The A's, who won the season series 11-9, reduced their magic number for clinching the division to eight. If the teams tie for first, Oakland would win the division based on head-to-head record.
"I knew our teams match up well, and these games could have gone either way," Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said. "We've just played them eight games and we played them as evenly as you can play a team."
Despite the loss, the Angels have a comfortable lead over Seattle for the wild card, meaning this showdown in Oakland was mostly about playoff positioning.
The A's lead the Yankees by a half-game game in the race for best record in the AL.
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