"Wins are wins, but you definitely feel terrible about not winning at home," Gardenhire said. "Our fans come out to support this baseball team, and for us not to let them leave happy -- that's disappointing. We've always said, 'You have to take care of your home.' For whatever reason, I don't understand why we aren't winning here at home, but we have do a better job of that."
It's been part of a disturbing three-year trend for the Twins at Target Field after posting the best home record in baseball in 2010. The Twins went 33-48 at home in '11 and 31-50 at Target Field in '12.
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