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    MINNEAPOLIS -- Ervin Santana gave the Minnesota Twins another strong start. Wholesale Packers Jerseys . He also gave contending teams around the majors more reason to take a closer look at the right-hander.Santana pitched a seven-hitter for his second complete game in his last four turns, but the Twins lost 2-0 to Lucas Harrell and the Atlanta Braves in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.This untimely meeting came nearly 25 years after the Twins beat the Braves in a World Series thats often been mentioned among the most dramatic in history. The 1991 anniversary celebration was launched by Gene Larkin, who had the winning hit in the 10th inning of Game 7, throwing the ceremonial first pitch.Santana was prepared to emulate Jack Morris, who pitched all 10 innings of the famous Game 7. Sure, there was a little less on the line, but Santana (3-9) needed only 97 pitches to go the distance. He struck out five without a walk, and lobbied manager Paul Molitor for a return if the Twins were able to tie the game in the ninth.He was like, `Yeah, you got it, Santana said.Santana lowered his ERA to 3.78. He likely will attract the attention of some contenders ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline.If I got a chance to do it and rest my bullpen, I will do it. Yeah, why not? Every time, Ill take it, he said.A.J. Pierzynski doubled and scored against the team that drafted him in the third round in 1994. Behind the plate, he helped guide Harrell (2-2) to his first scoreless start in the majors since June 9, 2013, for Houston. Pierzynski also threw out the fleet-footed Byron Buxton trying to steal third base in the third inning, the first time Buxton was caught in eight attempts this season.Jim Johnson pitched a perfect ninth for his third save in six attempts, completing a five-hitter that stopped the Braves five-game losing streak. The Twins went 0 for 11 with runners in scoring position.Harrell, making his fifth start this month but only his eighth in the majors since the end of the 2013 season, gave up four hits in six innings.TRADE TALKInterim general manager Rob Antony said hes not calling other teams to try to trade Santana, who is making $13.5 million this year and is signed through 2018.If you trade him, you go into the offseason saying, `We really need another veteran. We need another guy we feel good about and are confident hes going to be able to give us a good outing every five days, Antony said before the game. Im not sure that guys going to be out there, and if he is theres going to be a lot of competition to get him.Santana said hes not thinking about the possibility of being dealt.Not even close, he said.Manager Paul Molitor would prefer to keep Santana, naturally, but he acknowledged the reality of the teams status this season.Hes experienced. Hes shown that he can go deep into a season as far as innings pitched and those types of things, Molitor said. Im sure that would be an appealing starter to add to any rotation.MORE MEMORIESMolitor, who was playing for Milwaukee at the time, had seats at the Metrodome near the first-base dugout for Games 6 and 7 of the 1991 World Series. Hes a native of St. Paul, just across the Mississippi River.The Twins also revealed a mobile exhibit featuring the seat behind left field where Kirby Pucketts winning home run in Game 6 was caught. The fan who grabbed it that night, Joe Reis, was at the game Tuesday for the unveiling. The actual seat that Reis sat in is now on display after years of storage.TRAINERS ROOMTwins: 3B Trevor Plouffe, progressing through baseball-like activities in his recovery from a broken rib, will take live batting practice by the weekend and could begin a rehab assignment next week. He has been on the DL since July 4.UP NEXTThe Braves will send RHP Mike Foltynewicz (3-4, 3.79 ERA) to the mound Wednesday in trying to sweep the two-game set. RHP Tyler Duffey (5-7, 5.71 ERA) will pitch for the Twins. Blake Martinez Jersey . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Ty Montgomery Jersey . -- The plastic that was taped across the lockers in Oaklands clubhouse came down and the champagne that was on ice went back into the cooler. http://www.authenticpackersshopnfl.com/david-bakhtiari-jersey/ . -- Canadian Andrew Wiggins got the ball on the wing, made a nifty spin move and then let go with a soft floater from about 10 feet that swished through the net in Allen Fieldhouse. CINCINNATI -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled outfielder Andrew Toles from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned infielder Chris Taylor to Oklahoma City.The moves were made Sunday before Los Angeles game in Cincinnati.Toles is in his second big league stint this season and is hitting .316 (12-for-38) with an RBI and a stolen base in 16 games with Los Angeles. The 24-year-old made his major league debut on July 8. He has hit safely in his last five games for Oklahomma City and has combined to hit . Mike Daniels Jersey. .331 with seven homers and 38 RBI in 82 minor league games this year with Oklahoma City, Double-A Tulsa and Single-A Rancho Cucamonga.The 25-year-old Taylor batted .218 with a homer and seven RBI in 29 games with the Dodgers after being acquired by Los Angeles on June 19 from the Seattle Mariners. Wholesale Jerseys 2018 Stitched Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Store Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Jerseys NFL China NFL Jerseys Cheap ' ' '
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