• Gardenhire said Friday's losing pitcher, left-hander Andrew Albers, will get one more start, so long as the Twins don't decide he's already hit his innings limit for the year. Albers has pitched 186 2/3 innings between Triple-A and the Majors in 2013, up from 103 in 2012.
• There wasn't a lot to smile about during the Twins' 11-0 loss on Friday, but one play caused Gardenhire to grin: Arcia's infield double when three Athletics ran to cover first base in the ninth inning.
"I never got a hit like that," said Gardenhire, who is three victories shy of 1,000 for his managerial career. "I could have been a .240 hitter with hits like that."
During his playing career, Gardenhire batted .232 across five seasons with the New York Mets.
• Right-handed reliever Anthony Swarzak left the team before Friday's game because of a personal family issue in Minnesota, the team announced on Saturday.
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