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AP source: Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

In this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire sits in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit. The Twins fired Gardenhire on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014,  after 13 seasons that included at least 92 losses in each of the last four years. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — He was the third base coach who gave Kirby Puckett a high-five to punctuate his winning homer in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

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Diamondbacks in rebuilding mode after tough season

Arizona Diamondbacks' Mark Trumbo connects for a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks boosted their payroll to unprecedented levels, hoping the influx would break them out of a two-year funk.

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MLB crowds drop slightly for 2nd straight year

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball attendance dipped slightly for the second straight season.

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Ex-Twins manager Tom Kelly suffers stroke

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins say former manager Tom Kelly is recovering after suffering what the team calls a minor stroke last week.

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A’s Lester, Royals’ Shields in AL wild-card focus

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Jon Lester throws to the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals made one of the boldest trades in franchise history two years ago. The Oakland Athletics made a similarly aggressive move just a couple of months ago.

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