John Lester tossed a three hit shutout over Minnesota. The victory notched Lester his 12th win of the season. The win improves Lesters record to 12-7. It only took 122 pitches to secure the victory One twenty Two surpasses his pervious count 113 earlier this year. It was also his first shutout of 2014 his career total is four. The A’s won thier 70th game and increase thier lead in the ALwest to three games. Oakland continues thier four game series against the Twins over the weekend.