Posted September 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
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Ron Gardenhire is running out of chances to reach another career milestone. The former American League Manager of the Year who has led the Minnesota Twins to six AL Central Division titles is two victories shy of 1,000. After the Twins lost 6-5 to the Cleveland Indians on Thursday night, he has three games remaining in Minnesota's disappointing 66-93 campaign. ''When we're in a situation we're in and you've got (three) games left, it's easy to just look forward to the offseason,'' closer Glen Perkins said. ''This is the most important thing we have left this year: to win those two games for him.'' Minnesota rallied for four runs in the ninth inning off Indians closer Chris Perez - including a two-run homer from Josmil Pinto - but Joe Smith struck out pinch-hitter Oswaldo Arica to earn his third save in eight chances. Andrew Albers (2-5) took the loss for the Twins, who have dropped seven of their last eight and are just 5-17 in their last 22 games. Albers allowed four runs - th...
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