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Ron Gardenhire to miss 2 games

Updated: April 11, 2014, 6:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire will miss Minnesota's games on Friday and Saturday against the Royals to attend Saturday's funeral of Michael Hirschbeck in Ohio.

Hirschbeck, the son of umpire John Hirschbeck, died Tuesday at age 27. He had battled adrenoleukodystrophy, a disease that affects the brain and nervous system.

"There's a place in Gardy's heart for him," acting manager Terry Steinbach said. "He was going to try and do everything he could to get there."

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