Gardenhire notches 800th win as manager

Gardenhire notches 800th win as manager

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been focused on his team's pursuit of another American League Central title, but he also notched his 800th win when the Twins beat the Indians, 6-4, on Tuesday.

"It says a lot about our organization," Gardenhire said of the achievement. "It's been a heck of a run here. This is my ninth year managing and that is a lot of wins. It's pretty cool.

"It says that we've been consistent and we've had a lot of good players run through here. We've lost some pretty good players to other organizations and teams, and we've been able to fill holes. It says a lot about this organization and what it's all about."

Gardenhire reached the mark in 1,448 games. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last manager to reach the 800-win mark in fewer games was Davey Johnson, who did it in his 1,389th game back in 1996. The active manager with the fewest games to 800 career wins is Angels skipper Mike Scoiscia (1,452 decisions).