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July 8, 2013

Twins drop 7-4 decision to Tampa Bay

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Tampa Bay tied it at 3 in the fifth on Evan Longoria's run-scoring single.

Luke Scott put the Rays up 1-0 on a first-inning homer. Molina made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the second.

Deduno got hit in the leg by James Loney's hard-hit infield single during the second, but stayed in the game.

One day after having his career-best 16-game hitting streak ended, Loney had two hits.

NOTES: Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon remains hopeful that 12-game winner Matt Moore will be added as a replacement player to the AL All-Star team. ... Hicks had a career-high four hits. ... Rays RHP Alex Cobb, struck in the right ear by a liner on June 15, threw off a mound for the second time and didn't rule out pitching in games in late July or early August. ... Twins RHP PJ Walters accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester. RHP Cole De Vries (sprained right elbow) has been placed on the DL by Rochester. ... Minnesota RHP Rich Harden (shoulder) could throwing batting practice this week. ... Twins RHP Nick Blackburn (wrist) gave up two runs and six hits over five innings in his third outing with the Gulf Coast League Twins.

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