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Josh Donaldson suggested MLB explore finding a way to make baseballs easier to grip without leaving it up to players. 'Let's get smart guys in a room,' he said.
J.A. Happ's first pitch landed a dozen rows up in the right field seats. He was gone after the fourth inning on a night when the Twins offense managed only four singles.
J.A. Happ pitches for the Twins, who lost the series opener on Monday night.
Byron Buxton said he understood the manager's call, but after missing 35 games and a three-game rehab stint in St. Paul, it's getting hard to wait.
The Twins marked pitcher Kenta Maeda's return by giving him an early lead, only to fall short because of several problems that have haunted them all year.
Luis Arraez was also activated, and Rob Refsnyder and Michael Pineda went on the IL as the Twins begin a three-game series in Seattle.
As is typically the case for an underachieving team after an unexpected win, the discussion afterward was about whether this will change things.
Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman had given up one run all season until Josh Donaldson smashed a game-tying home run and Nelson Cruz added the game winner.
Alex Kirilloff sprained his ankle early, and left Thursday's game as a precaution.
The teams meet at Target Field, where the Twins are 12-18 this season.