Coco Crisp hit a three-run home run, Daric Barton and Jed Lowrie each had a solo shot and the Oakland Athletics wrapped up their second American League West title in a row even before overpowering the Minnesota Twins, 11-7, Sunday.
The A's clinched their 16th division title and 25th postseason appearance when Texas lost at Kansas City earlier.
Sonny Gray (4-3) gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings. The A's scored six runs in the second inning and one in each of the next five innings.
The A's had the fourth-lowest opening-day payroll at about $65 million.
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