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Twins Promote Waldrop; Carson Sent Down

The Twins optioned outfielder Matt Carson to triple-A Rochester after the game Thursday and called up righthanded relief pitcher Kyle Waldrop from triple-A Rochester. Waldrop has a 3.34 ERA in 24 games for Rochester this season. Carson was 8-21 batting .381 for the Twins with 1 RBI in 5 games this season.

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Oakland, Crisp Beat Twins 5-1

The Twins lost the rubber game of the 3-game series at Oakland against the Athletics Wednesday afternoon. CoCo Crisp went 3-3 with a homerun and 2 RBIs for the Athletics. Tommy Millone threw 8 innings with 2 hits and 1 earned run allowed to get the win. Liam Hendriks allowed 6 hits and 4 earned runs allowed in 5 innings to take the loss and drop to 0-6. Matt Carson had 2 of the 3 Twins hits.

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Mariners Edge Twins 3-2

Diamond threw 6 2/3 innings with 9 hits and 2 earned runs allowed and didn't figure in the final decision. John Jaso hit the game-winning sacrifice fly in the 9th inning off Casey Fien but Tyler Robertson takes the loss for the Twins. Matt Carson was 3-4 and Pedor Florimon was 2-3 for the Twins. Justin Morneau and Joe Maer each had 1 RBI.

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Twins to Callup Carson; Activate Swarzak

The Twins have activated righthanded relief pitcher Anthony Swarzak from the 15-day disabled list and are expected to call up corner outfielder 31-year old Matt Carson from triple-A Rochester. Swarzak has been on the disabled list since July 25 with a right rotator cuff strain. Carson is hitting .277 with 14 homeruns and 49 RBIs at triple-A Rochester.

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