Posted September 15, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Minnesota Twins have been all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs for months. And manager Ron Gardenhire thinks his team is playing like it has given up. Minnesota was held to four hits and shutout for the second straight game, while the Tampa Bay Rays protected their wild-card lead by beating the Twins 7-0 in a game delayed 2 hours, 4 minutes by rain. ''Those guys are playing for something over there,'' Gardenhire said. ''They're into the game and we didn't look like we were really getting after it too much. And I guess the weather really bothered us a lot more, which is pretty disappointing.'' Andrew Albers (2-3) allowed four runs in four innings for Minnesota, but was done early because of the lengthy delay. After winning his first two starts, the rookie hasn't won in more than a month. Albers and Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore had to wait through a 7-minute delay to begin the game and didn't get to finish their starts. ''It's one of those nights where you've g...
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