Games from the 25th:
New York Yankees 22 - Oakland A's 9
Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batting third. He went 2-for-4: sac fly to center, single to right (run scored), ground out to second, double to center, fly out to right.
New Britain Rock Cats 11 - Trenton Thunder 8
Kei Igawa entered the game in the top of the 7th, with Trenton down 9-2, and retired the side in order. Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR.
An update on Tsuyoshi Nishioka, from MLB.com:
Twins shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka was held out of the starting lineup for the sixth consecutive day on Thursday because of back spasms...
Nishioka, who did serve as a pinch-runner in Sunday's game, could make his return on Friday against the Tigers.
"Nishi feels a lot better and is available for the game," Twins trainer Rick McWane said. "He wants to play [on Friday], but we'll see how he is. But he's definitely making progress."