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Twins Pitcher John Gant Leaves Game Against Yankees With Apparent Injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher John Gant lasted just 12 pitches against the New York Yankees on Monday, leaving with what appeared to be an injury.

Gant, a 29-year-old right-hander, retired DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner on ground-outs starting the bottom of the first and walked Aaron Judge on four pitches.

Manager Rocco Baldelli and head athletic trainer Michael Salazar went to the mound, spoke briefly with the pitcher and Gant was removed.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: John Gant #33 of the Minnesota Twins reacts in the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Luke Farrell, a son of former Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, relieved and got Giancarlo Stanton to ground into a force-out.

Gant is 1-3 with a 3.76 ERA in five starts and seven relief appearances.

Minnesota led 4-0 on two-run homers in the first by Jorge Polanco and Miguel Sanó against rookie Luis Gil.

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