Sports MN Quiz: Who homered for the Twins to help eliminate the 'Moneyball' A's in the 2002 ALDS?

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A.J. Pierzynski blasted a 9th-inning two-run homer to put the Twins ahead 4-1 at the time. The A's would rally in the bottom of the inning, but eventually lost 5-4.

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