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Sports Briefing | Baseball: Twins Fire Manager Ron Gardenhire After 13 Years

nytimes.com MLB.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated 6 hours ago
In each of the last four years, Minnesota lost at least 92 games under Gardenhire, who had the second-longest active tenure in the major leagues.
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