Athletics 3, Twins 0

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jon Lester pitched his fourth career shutout, and Stephen Vogt hit two-run homer, lifting Oakland A's to a victory against Minnesota in the opener of a four-game series at the O.co Coliseum.

Making his second start for the A's since being traded July 31 to Oakland from Boston, Lester allowed just three hits and recorded his 11th career complete game. Lester struck out eight and walked two, improving to 2-0 with the A's and 12-7 overall. He threw 122 pitches.

The A's (70-44) beat Minnesota for the 10th straight time overall, the longest streak against the Twins in Oakland history, and for the fourth consecutive time this season. They beat the Twins (51-62) at home for the seventh straight time, tying an Oakland record.