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July 13, 2013

Twins finally beat the Yankees

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NOTES: After the game, the Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester to make room for LHP Caleb Thielbar, who will be reinstated from the bereavement list Sunday. ... It was Gardenhire's 65th ejection as a manager and third this season. ... Rookie OF Oswaldo Arcia, who has struck out in 11 of his last 13 at-bats, was rested by the Twins. Arcia whiffed all four times up Friday night and is hitless in his last 20 at-bats. "He's swinging at some cartoon breaking balls. He's swinging three times at one pitch and he's not hitting any of them," said Gardenhire, who deemed it best to give Arcia a breather. "He's got the starry eyes right now. He's overwhelmed right now." ... Joe Mauer had two hits as the DH and Doumit started behind the plate. ... LHP CC Sabathia (9-7, 3.99 ERA) pitches New York's final game before the All-Star break Sunday against Twins RHP Kyle Gibson (1-2, 7.27), who will make his fourth big league start. Sabathia is 11-0 with a 2.01 ERA in his last 12 starts against Minnesota, including the postseason, since Aug. 3, 2007.

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